Table 49

Arrests
Cities by Race, 2008
[8,674 agencies; 2008 estimated population 161,293,485]
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 8,139,474 5,448,338 2,483,321 107,485 100,330 100.0 66.9 30.5 1.3 1.2
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,392 3,215 4,022 62 93 100.0 43.5 54.4 0.8 1.3
Forcible rape 12,451 7,553 4,561 139 198 100.0 60.7 36.6 1.1 1.6
Robbery 86,352 35,502 49,455 562 833 100.0 41.1 57.3 0.7 1.0
Aggravated assault 251,663 152,374 93,007 3,031 3,251 100.0 60.5 37.0 1.2 1.3
Burglary 176,583 112,562 60,938 1,330 1,753 100.0 63.7 34.5 0.8 1.0
Larceny-theft 827,176 559,628 244,631 11,254 11,663 100.0 67.7 29.6 1.4 1.4
Motor vehicle theft 57,851 32,297 24,241 574 739 100.0 55.8 41.9 1.0 1.3
Arson 8,200 6,061 1,924 103 112 100.0 73.9 23.5 1.3 1.4
Violent crime2 357,858 198,644 151,045 3,794 4,375 100.0 55.5 42.2 1.1 1.2
Property crime2 1,069,810 710,548 331,734 13,261 14,267 100.0 66.4 31.0 1.2 1.3
Other assaults 765,599 476,315 268,747 10,780 9,757 100.0 62.2 35.1 1.4 1.3
Forgery and counterfeiting 52,600 34,833 16,897 250 620 100.0 66.2 32.1 0.5 1.2
Fraud 103,834 67,208 34,609 929 1,088 100.0 64.7 33.3 0.9 1.0
Embezzlement 12,614 8,127 4,204 76 207 100.0 64.4 33.3 0.6 1.6
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 66,525 38,992 26,446 466 621 100.0 58.6 39.8 0.7 0.9
Vandalism 174,644 129,052 40,802 2,640 2,150 100.0 73.9 23.4 1.5 1.2
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 109,866 59,365 48,738 661 1,102 100.0 54.0 44.4 0.6 1.0
Prostitution and commercialized vice 55,351 30,625 22,915 468 1,343 100.0 55.3 41.4 0.8 2.4
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 43,978 31,046 11,748 472 712 100.0 70.6 26.7 1.1 1.6
Drug abuse violations 1,002,145 606,582 382,522 5,718 7,323 100.0 60.5 38.2 0.6 0.7
Gambling 6,897 1,256 5,523 7 111 100.0 18.2 80.1 0.1 1.6
Offenses against the family and children 40,028 28,127 10,681 799 421 100.0 70.3 26.7 2.0 1.1
Driving under the influence 696,998 603,440 73,883 9,406 10,269 100.0 86.6 10.6 1.3 1.5
Liquor laws 384,768 319,744 48,487 12,014 4,523 100.0 83.1 12.6 3.1 1.2
Drunkenness 410,424 334,786 65,579 7,634 2,425 100.0 81.6 16.0 1.9 0.6
Disorderly conduct 455,043 283,475 160,687 7,106 3,775 100.0 62.3 35.3 1.6 0.8
Vagrancy 23,593 13,892 9,088 484 129 100.0 58.9 38.5 2.1 0.5
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,142,371 1,368,859 714,573 28,318 30,621 100.0 63.9 33.4 1.3 1.4
Suspicion 934 412 505 13 4 100.0 44.1 54.1 1.4 0.4
Curfew and loitering law violations 98,900 61,823 35,148 780 1,149 100.0 62.5 35.5 0.8 1.2
Runaways 64,694 41,187 18,760 1,409 3,338 100.0 63.7 29.0 2.2 5.2


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 1,339,716 879,704 423,192 15,671 21,149 100.0 65.7 31.6 1.2 1.6
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 783 305 464 3 11 100.0 39.0 59.3 0.4 1.4
Forcible rape 1,874 1,053 792 15 14 100.0 56.2 42.3 0.8 0.7
Robbery 24,045 7,594 16,072 91 288 100.0 31.6 66.8 0.4 1.2
Aggravated assault 34,153 18,729 14,719 299 406 100.0 54.8 43.1 0.9 1.2
Burglary 49,491 30,105 18,470 352 564 100.0 60.8 37.3 0.7 1.1
Larceny-theft 217,458 144,367 66,426 2,707 3,958 100.0 66.4 30.5 1.2 1.8
Motor vehicle theft 15,114 7,460 7,254 183 217 100.0 49.4 48.0 1.2 1.4
Arson 4,034 3,091 832 41 70 100.0 76.6 20.6 1.0 1.7
Violent crime2 60,855 27,681 32,047 408 719 100.0 45.5 52.7 0.7 1.2
Property crime2 286,097 185,023 92,982 3,283 4,809 100.0 64.7 32.5 1.1 1.7
Other assaults 138,560 80,769 54,765 1,317 1,709 100.0 58.3 39.5 1.0 1.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 1,568 1,022 516 8 22 100.0 65.2 32.9 0.5 1.4
Fraud 4,456 2,611 1,718 69 58 100.0 58.6 38.6 1.5 1.3
Embezzlement 805 493 292 7 13 100.0 61.2 36.3 0.9 1.6
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 13,617 7,172 6,184 114 147 100.0 52.7 45.4 0.8 1.1
Vandalism 67,779 53,036 12,945 821 977 100.0 78.2 19.1 1.2 1.4
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 25,299 15,232 9,602 165 300 100.0 60.2 38.0 0.7 1.2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 1,067 415 622 15 15 100.0 38.9 58.3 1.4 1.4
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 7,889 5,431 2,287 54 117 100.0 68.8 29.0 0.7 1.5
Drug abuse violations 111,275 76,822 32,525 915 1,013 100.0 69.0 29.2 0.8 0.9
Gambling 1,256 53 1,196 0 7 100.0 4.2 95.2 0.0 0.6
Offenses against the family and children 2,799 1,926 807 51 15 100.0 68.8 28.8 1.8 0.5
Driving under the influence 8,140 7,493 382 153 112 100.0 92.1 4.7 1.9 1.4
Liquor laws 77,583 69,162 5,008 2,464 949 100.0 89.1 6.5 3.2 1.2
Drunkenness 10,420 9,182 910 248 80 100.0 88.1 8.7 2.4 0.8
Disorderly conduct 125,888 72,585 51,194 1,070 1,039 100.0 57.7 40.7 0.8 0.8
Vagrancy 2,769 2,149 597 7 16 100.0 77.6 21.6 0.3 0.6
All other offenses (except traffic) 227,821 158,355 62,609 2,313 4,544 100.0 69.5 27.5 1.0 2.0
Suspicion 179 82 96 0 1 100.0 45.8 53.6 0.0 0.6
Curfew and loitering law violations 98,900 61,823 35,148 780 1,149 100.0 62.5 35.5 0.8 1.2
Runaways 64,694 41,187 18,760 1,409 3,338 100.0 63.7 29.0 2.2 5.2


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 6,799,758 4,568,634 2,060,129 91,814 79,181 100.0 67.2 30.3 1.4 1.2
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 6,609 2,910 3,558 59 82 100.0 44.0 53.8 0.9 1.2
Forcible rape 10,577 6,500 3,769 124 184 100.0 61.5 35.6 1.2 1.7
Robbery 62,307 27,908 33,383 471 545 100.0 44.8 53.6 0.8 0.9
Aggravated assault 217,510 133,645 78,288 2,732 2,845 100.0 61.4 36.0 1.3 1.3
Burglary 127,092 82,457 42,468 978 1,189 100.0 64.9 33.4 0.8 0.9
Larceny-theft 609,718 415,261 178,205 8,547 7,705 100.0 68.1 29.2 1.4 1.3
Motor vehicle theft 42,737 24,837 16,987 391 522 100.0 58.1 39.7 0.9 1.2
Arson 4,166 2,970 1,092 62 42 100.0 71.3 26.2 1.5 1.0
Violent crime2 297,003 170,963 118,998 3,386 3,656 100.0 57.6 40.1 1.1 1.2
Property crime2 783,713 525,525 238,752 9,978 9,458 100.0 67.1 30.5 1.3 1.2
Other assaults 627,039 395,546 213,982 9,463 8,048 100.0 63.1 34.1 1.5 1.3
Forgery and counterfeiting 51,032 33,811 16,381 242 598 100.0 66.3 32.1 0.5 1.2
Fraud 99,378 64,597 32,891 860 1,030 100.0 65.0 33.1 0.9 1.0
Embezzlement 11,809 7,634 3,912 69 194 100.0 64.6 33.1 0.6 1.6
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 52,908 31,820 20,262 352 474 100.0 60.1 38.3 0.7 0.9
Vandalism 106,865 76,016 27,857 1,819 1,173 100.0 71.1 26.1 1.7 1.1
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 84,567 44,133 39,136 496 802 100.0 52.2 46.3 0.6 0.9
Prostitution and commercialized vice 54,284 30,210 22,293 453 1,328 100.0 55.7 41.1 0.8 2.4
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 36,089 25,615 9,461 418 595 100.0 71.0 26.2 1.2 1.6
Drug abuse violations 890,870 529,760 349,997 4,803 6,310 100.0 59.5 39.3 0.5 0.7
Gambling 5,641 1,203 4,327 7 104 100.0 21.3 76.7 0.1 1.8
Offenses against the family and children 37,229 26,201 9,874 748 406 100.0 70.4 26.5 2.0 1.1
Driving under the influence 688,858 595,947 73,501 9,253 10,157 100.0 86.5 10.7 1.3 1.5
Liquor laws 307,185 250,582 43,479 9,550 3,574 100.0 81.6 14.2 3.1 1.2
Drunkenness 400,004 325,604 64,669 7,386 2,345 100.0 81.4 16.2 1.8 0.6
Disorderly conduct 329,155 210,890 109,493 6,036 2,736 100.0 64.1 33.3 1.8 0.8
Vagrancy 20,824 11,743 8,491 477 113 100.0 56.4 40.8 2.3 0.5
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,914,550 1,210,504 651,964 26,005 26,077 100.0 63.2 34.1 1.4 1.4
Suspicion 755 330 409 13 3 100.0 43.7 54.2 1.7 0.4
Curfew and loitering law violations - - - - - - - - - -
Runaways - - - - - - - - - -

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