Table 43

Arrests
by Race, 2008
[11,711 agencies; 2008 estimated population 230,863,907]
Offense charged Total arrests Percent distribution1
Total White Black American
Indian or
Alaskan
Native
Asian or
Pacific
Islander
Total White Black American
Indian or
Alaskan
Native
Asian or
Pacific
Islander
TOTAL 10,662,206 7,382,063 3,015,905 142,908 121,330 100.0 69.2 28.3 1.3 1.1
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 9,859 4,721 4,935 99 104 100.0 47.9 50.1 1.0 1.1
Forcible rape 16,847 10,990 5,428 198 231 100.0 65.2 32.2 1.2 1.4
Robbery 100,525 41,962 56,948 681 934 100.0 41.7 56.7 0.7 0.9
Aggravated assault 328,736 208,081 112,325 4,453 3,877 100.0 63.3 34.2 1.4 1.2
Burglary 235,407 157,252 73,960 2,077 2,118 100.0 66.8 31.4 0.9 0.9
Larceny-theft 979,145 666,360 286,844 12,684 13,257 100.0 68.1 29.3 1.3 1.4
Motor vehicle theft 74,881 44,674 28,510 795 902 100.0 59.7 38.1 1.1 1.2
Arson 10,734 8,139 2,331 132 132 100.0 75.8 21.7 1.2 1.2
Violent crime2 455,967 265,754 179,636 5,431 5,146 100.0 58.3 39.4 1.2 1.1
Property crime2 1,300,167 876,425 391,645 15,688 16,409 100.0 67.4 30.1 1.2 1.3
Other assaults 991,225 645,870 319,498 14,237 11,620 100.0 65.2 32.2 1.4 1.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 68,586 46,425 21,073 334 754 100.0 67.7 30.7 0.5 1.1
Fraud 173,567 117,217 53,508 1,424 1,418 100.0 67.5 30.8 0.8 0.8
Embezzlement 16,314 10,517 5,455 95 247 100.0 64.5 33.4 0.6 1.5
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 85,351 52,719 31,258 663 711 100.0 61.8 36.6 0.8 0.8
Vandalism 218,188 164,334 47,974 3,359 2,521 100.0 75.3 22.0 1.5 1.2
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 137,869 78,114 57,454 1,010 1,291 100.0 56.7 41.7 0.7 0.9
Prostitution and commercialized vice 58,678 32,682 23,987 491 1,518 100.0 55.7 40.9 0.8 2.6
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 60,582 44,553 14,546 646 837 100.0 73.5 24.0 1.1 1.4
Drug abuse violations 1,299,708 829,432 452,590 8,408 9,278 100.0 63.8 34.8 0.6 0.7
Gambling 7,611 1,720 5,712 21 158 100.0 22.6 75.0 0.3 2.1
Offenses against the family and children 86,051 57,292 26,527 1,646 586 100.0 66.6 30.8 1.9 0.7
Driving under the influence 1,104,342 964,583 110,682 14,706 14,371 100.0 87.3 10.0 1.3 1.3
Liquor laws 475,198 400,995 54,878 13,997 5,328 100.0 84.4 11.5 2.9 1.1
Drunkenness 472,562 390,057 70,969 8,901 2,635 100.0 82.5 15.0 1.9 0.6
Disorderly conduct 527,626 334,697 180,073 8,641 4,215 100.0 63.4 34.1 1.6 0.8
Vagrancy 26,283 15,705 9,945 500 133 100.0 59.8 37.8 1.9 0.5
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,907,265 1,931,327 898,881 40,237 36,820 100.0 66.4 30.9 1.4 1.3
Suspicion 1,247 584 642 14 7 100.0 46.8 51.5 1.1 0.6
Curfew and loitering law violations 103,992 65,661 36,223 828 1,280 100.0 63.1 34.8 0.8 1.2
Runaways 83,827 55,400 22,749 1,631 4,047 100.0 66.1 27.1 1.9 4.8


Offense charged Arrests under 18 Percent distribution1
Total White Black American
Indian or
Alaskan
Native
Asian or
Pacific
Islander
Total White Black American
Indian or
Alaskan
Native
Asian or
Pacific
Islander
TOTAL 1,616,672 1,073,970 498,970 19,154 24,578 100.0 66.4 30.9 1.2 1.5
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 970 387 567 5 11 100.0 39.9 58.5 0.5 1.1
Forcible rape 2,487 1,539 912 20 16 100.0 61.9 36.7 0.8 0.6
Robbery 27,476 8,590 18,465 96 325 100.0 31.3 67.2 0.3 1.2
Aggravated assault 42,779 23,844 18,061 406 468 100.0 55.7 42.2 0.9 1.1
Burglary 64,198 40,436 22,545 538 679 100.0 63.0 35.1 0.8 1.1
Larceny-theft 250,281 164,660 78,212 2,972 4,437 100.0 65.8 31.2 1.2 1.8
Motor vehicle theft 19,002 9,936 8,564 239 263 100.0 52.3 45.1 1.3 1.4
Arson 4,989 3,857 1,001 52 79 100.0 77.3 20.1 1.0 1.6
Violent crime2 73,712 34,360 38,005 527 820 100.0 46.6 51.6 0.7 1.1
Property crime2 338,470 218,889 110,322 3,801 5,458 100.0 64.7 32.6 1.1 1.6
Other assaults 176,903 103,993 69,110 1,749 2,051 100.0 58.8 39.1 1.0 1.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 1,993 1,325 626 16 26 100.0 66.5 31.4 0.8 1.3
Fraud 5,652 3,486 2,014 80 72 100.0 61.7 35.6 1.4 1.3
Embezzlement 987 596 369 8 14 100.0 60.4 37.4 0.8 1.4
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 16,020 8,734 6,993 132 161 100.0 54.5 43.7 0.8 1.0
Vandalism 82,064 64,547 15,424 985 1,108 100.0 78.7 18.8 1.2 1.4
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 30,701 18,536 11,583 225 357 100.0 60.4 37.7 0.7 1.2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 1,156 459 662 17 18 100.0 39.7 57.3 1.5 1.6
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 10,965 7,755 2,990 84 136 100.0 70.7 27.3 0.8 1.2
Drug abuse violations 137,495 97,257 37,806 1,146 1,286 100.0 70.7 27.5 0.8 0.9
Gambling 1,295 68 1,213 0 14 100.0 5.3 93.7 0.0 1.1
Offenses against the family and children 4,343 3,136 1,126 63 18 100.0 72.2 25.9 1.5 0.4
Driving under the influence 11,930 11,037 527 220 146 100.0 92.5 4.4 1.8 1.2
Liquor laws 100,204 90,378 5,761 2,906 1,159 100.0 90.2 5.7 2.9 1.2
Drunkenness 11,905 10,555 989 277 84 100.0 88.7 8.3 2.3 0.7
Disorderly conduct 144,470 82,714 59,206 1,419 1,131 100.0 57.3 41.0 1.0 0.8
Vagrancy 3,097 2,429 645 7 16 100.0 78.4 20.8 0.2 0.5
All other offenses (except traffic) 275,281 192,550 74,523 3,033 5,175 100.0 69.9 27.1 1.1 1.9
Suspicion 210 105 104 0 1 100.0 50.0 49.5 0.0 0.5
Curfew and loitering law violations 103,992 65,661 36,223 828 1,280 100.0 63.1 34.8 0.8 1.2
Runaways 83,827 55,400 22,749 1,631 4,047 100.0 66.1 27.1 1.9 4.8


Offense charged Arrests 18 and over Percent distribution1
Total White Black American
Indian or
Alaskan
Native
Asian or
Pacific
Islander
Total White Black American
Indian or
Alaskan
Native
Asian or
Pacific
Islander
TOTAL 9,045,534 6,308,093 2,516,935 123,754 96,752 100.0 69.7 27.8 1.4 1.1
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,889 4,334 4,368 94 93 100.0 48.8 49.1 1.1 1.0
Forcible rape 14,360 9,451 4,516 178 215 100.0 65.8 31.4 1.2 1.5
Robbery 73,049 33,372 38,483 585 609 100.0 45.7 52.7 0.8 0.8
Aggravated assault 285,957 184,237 94,264 4,047 3,409 100.0 64.4 33.0 1.4 1.2
Burglary 171,209 116,816 51,415 1,539 1,439 100.0 68.2 30.0 0.9 0.8
Larceny-theft 728,864 501,700 208,632 9,712 8,820 100.0 68.8 28.6 1.3 1.2
Motor vehicle theft 55,879 34,738 19,946 556 639 100.0 62.2 35.7 1.0 1.1
Arson 5,745 4,282 1,330 80 53 100.0 74.5 23.2 1.4 0.9
Violent crime2 382,255 231,394 141,631 4,904 4,326 100.0 60.5 37.1 1.3 1.1
Property crime2 961,697 657,536 281,323 11,887 10,951 100.0 68.4 29.3 1.2 1.1
Other assaults 814,322 541,877 250,388 12,488 9,569 100.0 66.5 30.7 1.5 1.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 66,593 45,100 20,447 318 728 100.0 67.7 30.7 0.5 1.1
Fraud 167,915 113,731 51,494 1,344 1,346 100.0 67.7 30.7 0.8 0.8
Embezzlement 15,327 9,921 5,086 87 233 100.0 64.7 33.2 0.6 1.5
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 69,331 43,985 24,265 531 550 100.0 63.4 35.0 0.8 0.8
Vandalism 136,124 99,787 32,550 2,374 1,413 100.0 73.3 23.9 1.7 1.0
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 107,168 59,578 45,871 785 934 100.0 55.6 42.8 0.7 0.9
Prostitution and commercialized vice 57,522 32,223 23,325 474 1,500 100.0 56.0 40.5 0.8 2.6
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 49,617 36,798 11,556 562 701 100.0 74.2 23.3 1.1 1.4
Drug abuse violations 1,162,213 732,175 414,784 7,262 7,992 100.0 63.0 35.7 0.6 0.7
Gambling 6,316 1,652 4,499 21 144 100.0 26.2 71.2 0.3 2.3
Offenses against the family and children 81,708 54,156 25,401 1,583 568 100.0 66.3 31.1 1.9 0.7
Driving under the influence 1,092,412 953,546 110,155 14,486 14,225 100.0 87.3 10.1 1.3 1.3
Liquor laws 374,994 310,617 49,117 11,091 4,169 100.0 82.8 13.1 3.0 1.1
Drunkenness 460,657 379,502 69,980 8,624 2,551 100.0 82.4 15.2 1.9 0.6
Disorderly conduct 383,156 251,983 120,867 7,222 3,084 100.0 65.8 31.5 1.9 0.8
Vagrancy 23,186 13,276 9,300 493 117 100.0 57.3 40.1 2.1 0.5
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,631,984 1,738,777 824,358 37,204 31,645 100.0 66.1 31.3 1.4 1.2
Suspicion 1,037 479 538 14 6 100.0 46.2 51.9 1.4 0.6
Curfew and loitering law violations - - - - - - - - - -
Runaways - - - - - - - - - -

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