Table 55

Arrests
Metropolitan Counties
by Race, 2008
[1,201 agencies; 2008 estimated population 49,582,436]
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 1,777,640 1,326,436 428,837 11,149 11,218 100.0 74.6 24.1 0.6 0.6
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 1,864 1,128 718 9 9 100.0 60.5 38.5 0.5 0.5
Forcible rape 3,026 2,313 675 17 21 100.0 76.4 22.3 0.6 0.7
Robbery 12,437 5,593 6,738 36 70 100.0 45.0 54.2 0.3 0.6
Aggravated assault 58,174 41,440 15,837 449 448 100.0 71.2 27.2 0.8 0.8
Burglary 41,544 30,573 10,566 189 216 100.0 73.6 25.4 0.5 0.5
Larceny-theft 119,763 80,405 37,789 531 1,038 100.0 67.1 31.6 0.4 0.9
Motor vehicle theft 12,895 9,023 3,722 70 80 100.0 70.0 28.9 0.5 0.6
Arson 1,772 1,410 341 7 14 100.0 79.6 19.2 0.4 0.8
Violent crime2 75,501 50,474 23,968 511 548 100.0 66.9 31.7 0.7 0.7
Property crime2 175,974 121,411 52,418 797 1,348 100.0 69.0 29.8 0.5 0.8
Other assaults 159,187 116,719 40,591 885 992 100.0 73.3 25.5 0.6 0.6
Forgery and counterfeiting 11,766 8,283 3,338 37 108 100.0 70.4 28.4 0.3 0.9
Fraud 46,135 31,504 14,222 207 202 100.0 68.3 30.8 0.4 0.4
Embezzlement 2,856 1,686 1,135 8 27 100.0 59.0 39.7 0.3 0.9
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 14,430 10,285 3,993 76 76 100.0 71.3 27.7 0.5 0.5
Vandalism 30,749 24,463 5,881 213 192 100.0 79.6 19.1 0.7 0.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 21,434 13,792 7,393 121 128 100.0 64.3 34.5 0.6 0.6
Prostitution and commercialized vice 3,120 1,910 1,047 9 154 100.0 61.2 33.6 0.3 4.9
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 11,669 9,215 2,298 71 85 100.0 79.0 19.7 0.6 0.7
Drug abuse violations 216,634 157,422 56,959 1,071 1,182 100.0 72.7 26.3 0.5 0.5
Gambling 507 318 154 11 24 100.0 62.7 30.4 2.2 4.7
Offenses against the family and children 34,027 21,057 12,678 152 140 100.0 61.9 37.3 0.4 0.4
Driving under the influence 250,869 222,885 24,606 1,359 2,019 100.0 88.8 9.8 0.5 0.8
Liquor laws 56,399 50,402 4,815 743 439 100.0 89.4 8.5 1.3 0.8
Drunkenness 44,443 39,863 3,935 462 183 100.0 89.7 8.9 1.0 0.4
Disorderly conduct 50,080 33,771 15,687 349 273 100.0 67.4 31.3 0.7 0.5
Vagrancy 2,440 1,632 801 3 4 100.0 66.9 32.8 0.1 0.2
All other offenses (except traffic) 549,747 394,853 148,061 3,943 2,890 100.0 71.8 26.9 0.7 0.5
Suspicion 221 101 117 0 3 100.0 45.7 52.9 0.0 1.4
Curfew and loitering law violations 4,635 3,486 1,059 18 72 100.0 75.2 22.8 0.4 1.6
Runaways 14,817 10,904 3,681 103 129 100.0 73.6 24.8 0.7 0.9


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 212,579 142,471 67,507 1,071 1,530 100.0 67.0 31.8 0.5 0.7
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 147 63 83 1 0 100.0 42.9 56.5 0.7 0.0
Forcible rape 418 325 91 1 1 100.0 77.8 21.8 0.2 0.2
Robbery 3,257 925 2,301 4 27 100.0 28.4 70.6 0.1 0.8
Aggravated assault 7,034 4,004 2,955 41 34 100.0 56.9 42.0 0.6 0.5
Burglary 10,950 7,265 3,584 30 71 100.0 66.3 32.7 0.3 0.6
Larceny-theft 27,594 16,013 11,175 109 297 100.0 58.0 40.5 0.4 1.1
Motor vehicle theft 2,982 1,724 1,221 13 24 100.0 57.8 40.9 0.4 0.8
Arson 757 591 156 3 7 100.0 78.1 20.6 0.4 0.9
Violent crime2 10,856 5,317 5,430 47 62 100.0 49.0 50.0 0.4 0.6
Property crime2 42,283 25,593 16,136 155 399 100.0 60.5 38.2 0.4 0.9
Other assaults 29,632 16,944 12,394 131 163 100.0 57.2 41.8 0.4 0.6
Forgery and counterfeiting 324 215 104 2 3 100.0 66.4 32.1 0.6 0.9
Fraud 859 589 257 8 5 100.0 68.6 29.9 0.9 0.6
Embezzlement 163 89 74 0 0 100.0 54.6 45.4 0.0 0.0
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 1,885 1,152 712 7 14 100.0 61.1 37.8 0.4 0.7
Vandalism 10,768 8,437 2,212 55 64 100.0 78.4 20.5 0.5 0.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 4,606 2,727 1,802 30 47 100.0 59.2 39.1 0.7 1.0
Prostitution and commercialized vice 83 40 40 0 3 100.0 48.2 48.2 0.0 3.6
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 2,150 1,540 589 9 12 100.0 71.6 27.4 0.4 0.6
Drug abuse violations 20,647 15,673 4,742 93 139 100.0 75.9 23.0 0.5 0.7
Gambling 23 7 16 0 0 100.0 30.4 69.6 0.0 0.0
Offenses against the family and children 1,158 872 279 5 2 100.0 75.3 24.1 0.4 0.2
Driving under the influence 2,052 1,953 76 12 11 100.0 95.2 3.7 0.6 0.5
Liquor laws 14,493 13,639 599 138 117 100.0 94.1 4.1 1.0 0.8
Drunkenness 991 913 66 8 4 100.0 92.1 6.7 0.8 0.4
Disorderly conduct 13,982 7,090 6,759 79 54 100.0 50.7 48.3 0.6 0.4
Vagrancy 300 256 44 0 0 100.0 85.3 14.7 0.0 0.0
All other offenses (except traffic) 35,855 25,026 10,428 171 230 100.0 69.8 29.1 0.5 0.6
Suspicion 17 9 8 0 0 100.0 52.9 47.1 0.0 0.0
Curfew and loitering law violations 4,635 3,486 1,059 18 72 100.0 75.2 22.8 0.4 1.6
Runaways 14,817 10,904 3,681 103 129 100.0 73.6 24.8 0.7 0.9


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 1,565,061 1,183,965 361,330 10,078 9,688 100.0 75.6 23.1 0.6 0.6
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 1,717 1,065 635 8 9 100.0 62.0 37.0 0.5 0.5
Forcible rape 2,608 1,988 584 16 20 100.0 76.2 22.4 0.6 0.8
Robbery 9,180 4,668 4,437 32 43 100.0 50.8 48.3 0.3 0.5
Aggravated assault 51,140 37,436 12,882 408 414 100.0 73.2 25.2 0.8 0.8
Burglary 30,594 23,308 6,982 159 145 100.0 76.2 22.8 0.5 0.5
Larceny-theft 92,169 64,392 26,614 422 741 100.0 69.9 28.9 0.5 0.8
Motor vehicle theft 9,913 7,299 2,501 57 56 100.0 73.6 25.2 0.6 0.6
Arson 1,015 819 185 4 7 100.0 80.7 18.2 0.4 0.7
Violent crime2 64,645 45,157 18,538 464 486 100.0 69.9 28.7 0.7 0.8
Property crime2 133,691 95,818 36,282 642 949 100.0 71.7 27.1 0.5 0.7
Other assaults 129,555 99,775 28,197 754 829 100.0 77.0 21.8 0.6 0.6
Forgery and counterfeiting 11,442 8,068 3,234 35 105 100.0 70.5 28.3 0.3 0.9
Fraud 45,276 30,915 13,965 199 197 100.0 68.3 30.8 0.4 0.4
Embezzlement 2,693 1,597 1,061 8 27 100.0 59.3 39.4 0.3 1.0
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 12,545 9,133 3,281 69 62 100.0 72.8 26.2 0.6 0.5
Vandalism 19,981 16,026 3,669 158 128 100.0 80.2 18.4 0.8 0.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 16,828 11,065 5,591 91 81 100.0 65.8 33.2 0.5 0.5
Prostitution and commercialized vice 3,037 1,870 1,007 9 151 100.0 61.6 33.2 0.3 5.0
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 9,519 7,675 1,709 62 73 100.0 80.6 18.0 0.7 0.8
Drug abuse violations 195,987 141,749 52,217 978 1,043 100.0 72.3 26.6 0.5 0.5
Gambling 484 311 138 11 24 100.0 64.3 28.5 2.3 5.0
Offenses against the family and children 32,869 20,185 12,399 147 138 100.0 61.4 37.7 0.4 0.4
Driving under the influence 248,817 220,932 24,530 1,347 2,008 100.0 88.8 9.9 0.5 0.8
Liquor laws 41,906 36,763 4,216 605 322 100.0 87.7 10.1 1.4 0.8
Drunkenness 43,452 38,950 3,869 454 179 100.0 89.6 8.9 1.0 0.4
Disorderly conduct 36,098 26,681 8,928 270 219 100.0 73.9 24.7 0.7 0.6
Vagrancy 2,140 1,376 757 3 4 100.0 64.3 35.4 0.1 0.2
All other offenses (except traffic) 513,892 369,827 137,633 3,772 2,660 100.0 72.0 26.8 0.7 0.5
Suspicion 204 92 109 0 3 100.0 45.1 53.4 0.0 1.5
Curfew and loitering law violations - - - - - - - - - -
Runaways - - - - - - - - - -

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