Table 50

Arrest Trends
Metropolitan Counties, 2007–2008
[1,173 agencies; 2008 estimated population 44,481,258; 2007 estimated population 44,248,400]
Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2007 2008 Percent
change
2007 2008 Percent
change
2007 2008 Percent
change
TOTAL1 1,680,801 1,636,197 -2.7 200,532 193,133 -3.7 1,480,269 1,443,064 -2.5
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 1,669 1,572 -5.8 127 112 -11.8 1,542 1,460 -5.3
Forcible rape 2,824 2,869 +1.6 436 396 -9.2 2,388 2,473 +3.6
Robbery 9,875 10,104 +2.3 2,439 2,685 +10.1 7,436 7,419 -0.2
Aggravated assault 51,703 48,456 -6.3 6,289 5,614 -10.7 45,414 42,842 -5.7
Burglary 36,185 37,114 +2.6 9,243 9,556 +3.4 26,942 27,558 +2.3
Larceny-theft 96,837 105,094 +8.5 22,772 23,968 +5.3 74,065 81,126 +9.5
Motor vehicle theft 12,802 11,434 -10.7 2,699 2,674 -0.9 10,103 8,760 -13.3
Arson 1,782 1,643 -7.8 847 707 -16.5 935 936 +0.1
Violent crime2 66,071 63,001 -4.6 9,291 8,807 -5.2 56,780 54,194 -4.6
Property crime2 147,606 155,285 +5.2 35,561 36,905 +3.8 112,045 118,380 +5.7
Other assaults 154,274 148,748 -3.6 29,233 27,231 -6.8 125,041 121,517 -2.8
Forgery and counterfeiting 11,626 10,279 -11.6 342 288 -15.8 11,284 9,991 -11.5
Fraud 49,780 44,132 -11.3 774 782 1.0 49,006 43,350 -11.5
Embezzlement 2,586 2,556 -1.2 184 142 -22.8 2,402 2,414 +0.5
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 13,877 12,394 -10.7 1,763 1,565 -11.2 12,114 10,829 -10.6
Vandalism 29,106 28,171 -3.2 10,474 9,887 -5.6 18,632 18,284 -1.9
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 18,491 18,129 -2.0 4,293 4,011 -6.6 14,198 14,118 -0.6
Prostitution and commercialized vice 2,086 2,125 +1.9 45 51 +13.3 2,041 2,074 +1.6
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 11,042 10,533 -4.6 2,152 1,945 -9.6 8,890 8,588 -3.4
Drug abuse violations 202,673 189,035 -6.7 19,649 18,378 -6.5 183,024 170,657 -6.8
Gambling 509 403 -20.8 30 20 -33.3 479 383 -20.0
Offenses against the family and children 33,479 32,678 -2.4 930 1,115 +19.9 32,549 31,563 -3.0
Driving under the influence 236,690 240,553 +1.6 2,329 2,002 -14.0 234,361 238,551 +1.8
Liquor laws 55,628 56,238 +1.1 14,556 14,448 -0.7 41,072 41,790 +1.7
Drunkenness 40,690 41,575 +2.2 1,063 961 -9.6 39,627 40,614 +2.5
Disorderly conduct 47,404 46,931 -1.0 13,787 13,329 -3.3 33,617 33,602 *
Vagrancy 2,240 2,332 +4.1 310 289 -6.8 1,930 2,043 +5.9
All other offenses
(except traffic)
535,848 513,043 -4.3 34,671 32,921 -5.0 501,177 480,122 -4.2
Suspicion 595 216 -63.7 56 13 -76.8 539 203 -62.3
Curfew and loitering law violations 4,100 3,702 -9.7 4,100 3,702 -9.7 - - -
Runaways 14,995 14,354 -4.3 14,995 14,354 -4.3 - - -

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