Table 36

Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends
Totals, 2007–2008
[11,056 agencies; 2008 estimated population 217,449,129; 2007 estimated population 215,715,035]
Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 15 years of age Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2007 2008
Percent
change
2007 2008 Percent
change
2007 2008 Percent
change
2007 2008 Percent
change
TOTAL1 10,216,503 10,062,709 -1.5 443,677 420,970 -5.1 1,581,838 1,537,628 -2.8 8,634,665 8,525,081 -1.3
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 9,089 8,823 -2.9 93 69 -25.8 899 853 -5.1 8,190 7,970 -2.7
Forcible rape 16,152 16,349 +1.2 849 853 +0.5 2,538 2,487 -2.0 13,614 13,862 +1.8
Robbery 89,577 91,946 +2.6 5,109 4,794 -6.2 24,079 24,621 +2.3 65,498 67,325 +2.8
Aggravated assault 311,436 306,442 -1.6 12,700 11,996 -5.5 40,523 38,756 -4.4 270,913 267,686 -1.2
Burglary 217,440 222,925 +2.5 17,673 17,432 -1.4 58,773 60,368 +2.7 158,667 162,557 +2.5
Larceny-theft 848,687 923,421 +8.8 69,170 70,002 +1.2 221,574 239,408 +8.0 627,113 684,013 +9.1
Motor vehicle theft 83,172 67,992 -18.3 4,485 3,406 -24.1 20,397 16,859 -17.3 62,775 51,133 -18.5
Arson 10,795 10,427 -3.4 3,169 2,764 -12.8 5,332 4,907 -8.0 5,463 5,520 +1.0
Violent crime2 426,254 423,560 -0.6 18,751 17,712 -5.5 68,039 66,717 -1.9 358,215 356,843 -0.4
Property crime2 1,160,094 1,224,765 +5.6 94,497 93,604 -0.9 306,076 321,542 +5.1 854,018 903,223 +5.8
Other assaults 933,744 935,234 +0.2 65,909 62,951 -4.5 170,922 166,627 -2.5 762,822 768,607 +0.8
Forgery and counterfeiting 73,746 64,869 -12.0 289 232 -19.7 2,250 1,916 -14.8 71,496 62,953 -11.9
Fraud 185,130 173,538 -6.3 824 896 +8.7 5,400 5,567 +3.1 179,730 167,971 -6.5
Embezzlement 15,886 15,681 -1.3 43 26 -39.5 1,165 941 -19.2 14,721 14,740 +0.1
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 87,085 80,058 -8.1 4,025 3,585 -10.9 16,210 15,244 -6.0 70,875 64,814 -8.6
Vandalism 212,485 207,610 -2.3 33,568 31,890 -5.0 82,153 78,776 -4.1 130,332 128,834 -1.1
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 131,563 125,380 -4.7 9,836 9,155 -6.9 30,807 28,506 -7.5 100,756 96,874 -3.9
Prostitution and commercialized vice 51,806 49,065 -5.3 131 114 -13.0 1,041 1,032 -0.9 50,765 48,033 -5.4
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 58,546 56,510 -3.5 5,363 5,020 -6.4 11,125 10,548 -5.2 47,421 45,962 -3.1
Drug abuse violations 1,270,289 1,185,067 -6.7 20,218 18,965 -6.2 135,769 126,774 -6.6 1,134,520 1,058,293 -6.7
Gambling 4,576 3,604 -21.2 92 77 -16.3 500 407 -18.6 4,076 3,197 -21.6
Offenses against the family and children 85,259 82,154 -3.6 1,255 1,105 -12.0 4,135 4,042 -2.2 81,124 78,112 -3.7
Driving under the influence 1,035,769 1,048,196 +1.2 366 187 -48.9 13,297 11,498 -13.5 1,022,472 1,036,698 +1.4
Liquor laws 471,727 463,989 -1.6 9,563 9,084 -5.0 106,220 99,248 -6.6 365,507 364,741 -0.2
Drunkenness 439,131 455,272 +3.7 1,388 1,271 -8.4 12,627 11,651 -7.7 426,504 443,621 +4.0
Disorderly conduct 497,214 487,047 -2.0 54,397 50,350 -7.4 144,081 136,829 -5.0 353,133 350,218 -0.8
Vagrancy 24,950 24,383 -2.3 877 895 +2.1 2,844 3,014 +6.0 22,106 21,369 -3.3
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,859,003 2,776,193 -2.9 67,084 62,877 -6.3 274,931 266,215 -3.2 2,584,072 2,509,978 -2.9
Suspicion 1,472 1,040 -29.3 69 47 -31.9 275 195 -29.1 1,197 845 -29.4
Curfew and loitering law violations 109,877 102,117 -7.1 28,924 25,983 -10.2 109,877 102,117 -7.1 - - -
Runaways 82,369 78,417 -4.8 26,277 24,991 -4.9 82,369 78,417 -4.8 - - -

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