Table 30

Number and Rate of Arrests
by Region, 2009
[Rate: Number of arrests per 100,000 inhabitants]
Offense charged United States total
(12,371 agencies;
population 239,839,971)
Northeast
(2,977 agencies;
population 44,805,518)
Midwest
(2,975 agencies;
population 48,868,101)
South
(4,553 agencies;
population 78,247,547)
West
(1,866 agencies;
population 67,918,805)
Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate
TOTAL1 10,739,925 4,478.0 1,624,285 3,625.2 2,148,525 4,396.6 3,971,112 5,075.1 2,996,003 4,411.2
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 9,775 4.1 1,268 2.8 1,791 3.7 3,984 5.1 2,732 4.0
Forcible rape 16,727 7.0 2,799 6.2 3,828 7.8 5,670 7.2 4,430 6.5
Robbery 100,702 42.0 19,768 44.1 16,851 34.5 32,486 41.5 31,597 46.5
Aggravated assault 331,372 138.2 51,779 115.6 48,755 99.8 100,657 128.6 130,181 191.7
Burglary 235,226 98.1 33,427 74.6 38,563 78.9 85,458 109.2 77,778 114.5
Larceny-theft 1,060,754 442.3 166,398 371.4 228,173 466.9 404,112 516.5 262,071 385.9
Motor vehicle theft 64,169 26.8 7,668 17.1 15,653 32.0 18,079 23.1 22,769 33.5
Arson 9,509 4.0 1,759 3.9 1,786 3.7 3,207 4.1 2,757 4.1
Violent crime2 458,576 191.2 75,614 168.8 71,225 145.7 142,797 182.5 168,940 248.7
Property crime2 1,369,658 571.1 209,252 467.0 284,175 581.5 510,856 652.9 365,375 538.0
Other assaults 1,036,754 432.3 173,018 386.2 216,558 443.1 411,223 525.5 235,955 347.4
Forgery and counterfeiting 67,357 28.1 9,996 22.3 10,665 21.8 29,796 38.1 16,900 24.9
Fraud 162,243 67.6 25,808 57.6 27,824 56.9 87,005 111.2 21,606 31.8
Embezzlement 14,097 5.9 1,341 3.0 1,987 4.1 7,682 9.8 3,087 4.5
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 82,944 34.6 15,045 33.6 19,999 40.9 22,345 28.6 25,555 37.6
Vandalism 212,981 88.8 44,581 99.5 44,952 92.0 52,840 67.5 70,608 104.0
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 130,941 54.6 16,941 37.8 25,836 52.9 44,281 56.6 43,883 64.6
Prostitution and commercialized vice 56,640 23.6 5,473 12.2 9,886 20.2 18,818 24.0 22,463 33.1
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 60,422 25.2 10,129 22.6 11,825 24.2 15,962 20.4 22,506 33.1
Drug abuse violations 1,305,191 544.2 210,868 470.6 238,502 488.1 471,426 602.5 384,395 566.0
Gambling 8,067 3.4 777 1.7 3,727 7.6 2,776 3.5 787 1.2
Offenses against the family and children 87,889 36.6 21,006 46.9 21,035 43.0 32,271 41.2 13,577 20.0
Driving under the influence 1,112,384 463.8 153,696 343.0 231,656 474.0 352,010 449.9 375,022 552.2
Liquor laws 447,496 186.6 54,296 121.2 155,168 317.5 105,453 134.8 132,579 195.2
Drunkenness 471,727 196.7 35,073 78.3 33,333 68.2 278,005 355.3 125,316 184.5
Disorderly conduct 518,374 216.1 127,777 285.2 157,328 321.9 155,360 198.5 77,909 114.7
Vagrancy 26,380 11.0 3,850 8.6 4,443 9.1 9,198 11.8 8,889 13.1
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,946,277 1,228.4 395,485 882.7 545,039 1,115.3 1,174,948 1,501.6 830,805 1,223.2
Suspicion 1,517 0.6 21 0.0 143 0.3 1,250 1.6 103 0.2
Curfew and loitering law violations 89,733 37.4 28,077 62.7 15,374 31.5 20,643 26.4 25,639 37.7
Runaways 73,794 30.8 6,182 13.8 17,988 36.8 25,417 32.5 24,207 35.6

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