Table 31

Number and Rate of Arrests
by Population Group, 2008
[Rate: Number of arrests per 100,000 inhabitants]
Offense charged Total
(11,713 agencies;
population 230,897,506)
Total cities
(8,676 cities;
population 161,327,084)
Cities Counties Suburban area1
(6,405 agencies;
population 101,327,487)
Group I
(66 cities, 250,000 and over;
population 44,061,178)
Group II
(162 cities, 100,000 to 249,999;
population 24,028,515)
Group III
(389 cities, 50,000 to 99,999;
population 26,564,793)
Group IV
(673 cities, 25,000 to 49,999;
population 23,142,316)
Group V
(1,504 cities, 10,000 to 24,999;
population 23,758,256)
Group VI
(5,882 cities, under 10,000;
population 19,772,026)
Metropolitan counties
(1,201 agencies;
population 49,582,436)
Nonmetropolitan counties
(1,836 agencies;
population 19,987,986)
Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate
TOTAL2 10,708,399 4,637.7 8,166,412 5,062.0 2,354,179 5,343.0 1,179,503 4,908.8 1,263,861 4,757.7 1,033,134 4,464.3 1,142,930 4,810.7 1,192,805 6,032.8 1,790,357 3,610.9 751,630 3,760.4 4,164,540 4,110.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 9,888 4.3 7,406 4.6 3,506 8.0 1,402 5.8 924 3.5 640 2.8 535 2.3 399 2.0 1,875 3.8 607 3.0 2,972 2.9
Forcible rape 17,213 7.5 12,697 7.9 4,497 10.2 1,960 8.2 1,752 6.6 1,483 6.4 1,484 6.2 1,521 7.7 3,081 6.2 1,435 7.2 6,099 6.0
Robbery 100,738 43.6 86,484 53.6 38,978 88.5 15,100 62.8 12,865 48.4 8,166 35.3 6,882 29.0 4,493 22.7 12,490 25.2 1,764 8.8 28,029 27.7
Aggravated assault 329,913 142.9 252,591 156.6 89,815 203.8 42,278 175.9 41,090 154.7 27,808 120.2 26,799 112.8 24,801 125.4 58,288 117.6 19,034 95.2 114,554 113.1
Burglary 236,219 102.3 177,035 109.7 50,455 114.5 32,433 135.0 31,110 117.1 20,717 89.5 22,350 94.1 19,970 101.0 41,767 84.2 17,417 87.1 86,857 85.7
Larceny-theft 982,997 425.7 830,179 514.6 210,460 477.7 131,022 545.3 145,480 547.6 124,807 539.3 125,166 526.8 93,244 471.6 120,390 242.8 32,428 162.2 369,806 365.0
Motor vehicle theft 75,135 32.5 57,996 35.9 27,165 61.7 8,732 36.3 7,069 26.6 4,800 20.7 5,224 22.0 5,006 25.3 12,960 26.1 4,179 20.9 23,597 23.3
Arson 10,784 4.7 8,234 5.1 1,981 4.5 1,139 4.7 1,454 5.5 1,056 4.6 1,211 5.1 1,393 7.0 1,780 3.6 770 3.9 4,406 4.3
Violent crime3 457,752 198.2 359,178 222.6 136,796 310.5 60,740 252.8 56,631 213.2 38,097 164.6 35,700 150.3 31,214 157.9 75,734 152.7 22,840 114.3 151,654 149.7
Property crime3 1,305,135 565.2 1,073,444 665.4 290,061 658.3 173,326 721.3 185,113 696.8 151,380 654.1 153,951 648.0 119,613 605.0 176,897 356.8 54,794 274.1 484,666 478.3
Other assaults 994,804 430.8 768,204 476.2 224,990 510.6 120,217 500.3 119,169 448.6 98,781 426.8 102,812 432.7 102,235 517.1 159,681 322.1 66,919 334.8 368,424 363.6
Forgery and counterfeiting 68,976 29.9 52,778 32.7 14,666 33.3 7,522 31.3 7,960 30.0 7,015 30.3 8,168 34.4 7,447 37.7 11,916 24.0 4,282 21.4 27,345 27.0
Fraud 174,598 75.6 104,394 64.7 17,697 40.2 13,391 55.7 15,858 59.7 13,975 60.4 18,139 76.3 25,334 128.1 46,375 93.5 23,829 119.2 82,906 81.8
Embezzlement 16,458 7.1 12,689 7.9 2,789 6.3 2,459 10.2 2,390 9.0 1,863 8.1 1,871 7.9 1,317 6.7 2,909 5.9 860 4.3 6,287 6.2
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 85,584 37.1 66,673 41.3 21,587 49.0 9,790 40.7 11,396 42.9 8,463 36.6 8,669 36.5 6,768 34.2 14,489 29.2 4,422 22.1 33,541 33.1
Vandalism 219,059 94.9 175,343 108.7 46,811 106.2 24,384 101.5 28,633 107.8 24,226 104.7 25,574 107.6 25,715 130.1 30,820 62.2 12,896 64.5 84,055 83.0
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 138,255 59.9 110,133 68.3 44,407 100.8 17,456 72.6 16,448 61.9 10,601 45.8 10,210 43.0 11,011 55.7 21,497 43.4 6,625 33.1 45,035 44.4
Prostitution and commercialized vice 58,784 25.5 55,447 34.4 39,402 89.4 7,771 32.3 4,450 16.8 2,419 10.5 887 3.7 518 2.6 3,129 6.3 208 1.0 6,505 6.4
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 60,804 26.3 44,101 27.3 15,760 35.8 5,936 24.7 7,047 26.5 5,154 22.3 5,280 22.2 4,924 24.9 11,732 23.7 4,971 24.9 22,806 22.5
Drug abuse violations 1,304,098 564.8 1,004,709 622.8 369,389 838.4 149,107 620.5 148,469 558.9 109,031 471.1 111,436 469.0 117,277 593.1 217,685 439.0 81,704 408.8 469,767 463.6
Gambling 7,632 3.3 6,911 4.3 5,515 12.5 417 1.7 244 0.9 183 0.8 207 0.9 345 1.7 513 1.0 208 1.0 1,008 1.0
Offenses against the family and children 87,197 37.8 40,252 25.0 6,603 15.0 6,339 26.4 6,215 23.4 6,399 27.7 7,537 31.7 7,159 36.2 34,862 70.3 12,083 60.5 48,629 48.0
Driving under the influence 1,110,083 480.8 699,851 433.8 153,625 348.7 87,259 363.1 102,635 386.4 96,281 416.0 122,641 516.2 137,410 695.0 252,529 509.3 157,703 789.0 507,664 501.0
Liquor laws 478,800 207.4 387,261 240.0 66,610 151.2 45,656 190.0 59,396 223.6 50,785 219.4 66,518 280.0 98,296 497.1 56,968 114.9 34,571 173.0 196,121 193.6
Drunkenness 474,378 205.4 411,455 255.0 107,621 244.3 65,153 271.1 67,779 255.1 53,985 233.3 57,276 241.1 59,641 301.6 45,085 90.9 17,838 89.2 160,349 158.2
Disorderly conduct 529,929 229.5 456,838 283.2 106,512 241.7 55,628 231.5 70,553 265.6 58,461 252.6 74,093 311.9 91,591 463.2 50,375 101.6 22,716 113.6 205,143 202.5
Vagrancy 26,325 11.4 23,629 14.6 13,796 31.3 2,196 9.1 2,836 10.7 1,931 8.3 876 3.7 1,994 10.1 2,443 4.9 253 1.3 6,112 6.0
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,921,526 1,265.3 2,149,220 1,332.2 594,008 1,348.1 304,495 1,267.2 326,124 1,227.7 279,174 1,206.3 314,966 1,325.7 330,453 1,671.3 555,203 1,119.8 217,103 1,086.2 1,207,516 1,191.7
Suspicion 1,259 0.5 939 0.6 11 0.0 148 0.6 345 1.3 119 0.5 69 0.3 247 1.2 225 0.5 95 0.5 592 0.6
Curfew and loitering law violations 104,168 45.1 99,044 61.4 53,546 121.5 9,146 38.1 12,785 48.1 6,990 30.2 8,505 35.8 8,072 40.8 4,662 9.4 462 2.3 21,747 21.5
Runaways 84,054 36.4 64,858 40.2 21,988 49.9 11,115 46.3 11,730 44.2 7,940 34.3 7,614 32.0 4,471 22.6 14,853 30.0 4,343 21.7 27,260 26.9

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