Table 56

Arrest Trends
Nonmetropolitan Counties, 2007–2008
[1,808 agencies; 2008 estimated population 20,332,211; 2007 estimated population 20,501,230]
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 780,760 750,942 -3.8 69,280 65,085 -6.1 711,480 685,857 -3.6
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 595 592 -0.5 33 38 +15.2 562 554 -1.4
Forcible rape 1,492 1,556 +4.3 218 228 +4.6 1,274 1,328 +4.2
Robbery 1,818 1,674 -7.9 199 168 -15.6 1,619 1,506 -7.0
Aggravated assault 19,875 19,218 -3.3 1,734 1,611 -7.1 18,141 17,607 -2.9
Burglary 17,460 17,580 +0.7 4,007 3,705 -7.5 13,453 13,875 +3.1
Larceny-theft 31,277 33,034 +5.6 5,487 5,328 -2.9 25,790 27,706 +7.4
Motor vehicle theft 4,760 4,378 -8.0 1,130 942 -16.6 3,630 3,436 -5.3
Arson 895 801 -10.5 211 217 +2.8 684 584 -14.6
Violent crime2 23,780 23,040 -3.1 2,184 2,045 -6.4 21,596 20,995 -2.8
Property crime2 54,392 55,793 +2.6 10,835 10,192 -5.9 43,557 45,601 +4.7
Other assaults 70,205 69,145 -1.5 9,024 8,815 -2.3 61,181 60,330 -1.4
Forgery and counterfeiting 4,680 4,358 -6.9 108 104 -3.7 4,572 4,254 -7.0
Fraud 30,074 26,981 -10.3 337 337 +0.0 29,737 26,644 -10.4
Embezzlement 920 874 -5.0 16 19 +18.8 904 855 -5.4
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 4,718 4,277 -9.3 521 509 -2.3 4,197 3,768 -10.2
Vandalism 13,157 13,342 +1.4 3,750 3,589 -4.3 9,407 9,753 +3.7
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 6,893 6,420 -6.9 821 786 -4.3 6,072 5,634 -7.2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 192 207 +7.8 6 6 0.0 186 201 +8.1
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 5,423 5,031 -7.2 1,035 956 -7.6 4,388 4,075 -7.1
Drug abuse violations 90,552 81,181 -10.3 6,008 5,569 -7.3 84,544 75,612 -10.6
Gambling 260 188 -27.7 12 18 +50.0 248 170 -31.5
Offenses against the family and children 12,404 11,300 -8.9 368 372 +1.1 12,036 10,928 -9.2
Driving under the influence 139,235 136,101 -2.3 1,954 1,563 -20.0 137,281 134,538 -2.0
Liquor laws 36,604 35,058 -4.2 9,162 8,363 -8.7 27,442 26,695 -2.7
Drunkenness 20,033 19,616 -2.1 502 511 +1.8 19,531 19,105 -2.2
Disorderly conduct 23,078 22,439 -2.8 4,847 4,624 -4.6 18,231 17,815 -2.3
Vagrancy 204 240 +17.6 8 27 +237.5 196 213 +8.7
All other offenses (except traffic) 238,535 230,443 -3.4 12,361 11,772 -4.8 226,174 218,671 -3.3
Suspicion 62 49 -21.0 27 13 -51.9 35 36 +2.9
Curfew and loitering law violations 600 499 -16.8 600 499 -16.8 - - -
Runaways 4,821 4,409 -8.5 4,821 4,409 -8.5 - - -

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