Table 31

Number and Rate of Arrests
by Population Group, 2009
[Rate: Number of arrests per 100,000 inhabitants]
Offense charged Total
(12,371 agencies;
population 239,839,971)
Total cities
(9,075 cities;
population 166,296,396)
Cities Counties Suburban areas1
(6,651 agencies;
population 104,853,682)
Group I
(66 cities, 250,000 and over;
population 45,039,931)
Group II
(168 cities, 100,000 to 249,999;
population 24,893,194)
Group III
(406 cities, 50,000 to 99,999;
population 27,781,644)
Group IV
(701 cities, 25,000 to 49,999;
population 24,112,660)
Group V
(1,535 cities, 10,000 to 24,999;
population 24,264,715)
Group VI
(6,199 cities, under 10,000;
population 20,204,252)
Metropolitan counties
(1,320 agencies;
population 52,113,451)
Nonmetropolitan counties
(1,976 agencies;
population 21,430,124)
Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate
TOTAL2 10,739,925 4,478.0 8,102,933 4,872.6 2,289,739 5,083.8 1,175,989 4,724.1 1,271,691 4,577.5 1,067,428 4,426.8 1,137,484 4,687.8 1,160,602 5,744.3 1,855,089 3,559.7 781,903 3,648.6 4,208,963 4,014.1
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 9,775 4.1 7,173 4.3 3,386 7.5 1,228 4.9 925 3.3 652 2.7 564 2.3 418 2.1 1,847 3.5 755 3.5 2,913 2.8
Forcible rape 16,727 7.0 12,163 7.3 4,360 9.7 1,735 7.0 1,750 6.3 1,440 6.0 1,480 6.1 1,398 6.9 2,938 5.6 1,626 7.6 5,798 5.5
Robbery 100,702 42.0 85,639 51.5 37,492 83.2 14,753 59.3 12,874 46.3 8,620 35.7 7,154 29.5 4,746 23.5 12,995 24.9 2,068 9.6 29,120 27.8
Aggravated assault 331,372 138.2 252,221 151.7 89,167 198.0 41,842 168.1 41,735 150.2 27,749 115.1 26,999 111.3 24,729 122.4 59,257 113.7 19,894 92.8 115,354 110.0
Burglary 235,226 98.1 174,091 104.7 48,204 107.0 31,540 126.7 30,697 110.5 21,583 89.5 22,168 91.4 19,899 98.5 42,497 81.5 18,638 87.0 87,132 83.1
Larceny-theft 1,060,754 442.3 893,661 537.4 220,179 488.9 135,284 543.5 158,123 569.2 142,092 589.3 137,431 566.4 100,552 497.7 132,705 254.6 34,388 160.5 403,074 384.4
Motor vehicle theft 64,169 26.8 48,792 29.3 21,036 46.7 7,710 31.0 6,325 22.8 4,407 18.3 4,717 19.4 4,597 22.8 11,539 22.1 3,838 17.9 21,268 20.3
Arson 9,509 4.0 6,918 4.2 1,714 3.8 1,011 4.1 1,078 3.9 970 4.0 1,010 4.2 1,135 5.6 1,801 3.5 790 3.7 4,115 3.9
Violent crime3 458,576 191.2 357,196 214.8 134,405 298.4 59,558 239.3 57,284 206.2 38,461 159.5 36,197 149.2 31,291 154.9 77,037 147.8 24,343 113.6 153,185 146.1
Property crime3 1,369,658 571.1 1,123,462 675.6 291,133 646.4 175,545 705.2 196,223 706.3 169,052 701.1 165,326 681.3 126,183 624.5 188,542 361.8 57,654 269.0 515,589 491.7
Other assaults 1,036,754 432.3 790,986 475.6 228,099 506.4 126,085 506.5 121,543 437.5 103,971 431.2 107,070 441.3 104,218 515.8 171,950 330.0 73,818 344.5 386,216 368.3
Forgery and counterfeiting 67,357 28.1 50,399 30.3 13,687 30.4 6,992 28.1 7,606 27.4 6,905 28.6 8,016 33.0 7,193 35.6 12,624 24.2 4,334 20.2 27,663 26.4
Fraud 162,243 67.6 99,271 59.7 18,040 40.1 11,669 46.9 14,597 52.5 15,346 63.6 17,360 71.5 22,259 110.2 41,431 79.5 21,541 100.5 75,757 72.3
Embezzlement 14,097 5.9 10,687 6.4 2,197 4.9 1,834 7.4 2,023 7.3 1,693 7.0 1,647 6.8 1,293 6.4 2,635 5.1 775 3.6 5,583 5.3
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 82,944 34.6 63,739 38.3 19,903 44.2 8,957 36.0 11,095 39.9 8,662 35.9 8,479 34.9 6,643 32.9 14,497 27.8 4,708 22.0 33,061 31.5
Vandalism 212,981 88.8 167,597 100.8 45,163 100.3 24,287 97.6 27,338 98.4 23,008 95.4 23,722 97.8 24,079 119.2 32,009 61.4 13,375 62.4 81,553 77.8
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 130,941 54.6 102,869 61.9 41,459 92.0 16,243 65.3 14,959 53.8 10,474 43.4 9,863 40.6 9,871 48.9 20,980 40.3 7,092 33.1 43,550 41.5
Prostitution and commercialized vice 56,640 23.6 53,421 32.1 39,206 87.0 6,919 27.8 3,683 13.3 2,407 10.0 687 2.8 519 2.6 3,036 5.8 183 0.9 6,310 6.0
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 60,422 25.2 43,365 26.1 15,790 35.1 5,735 23.0 6,945 25.0 4,919 20.4 4,993 20.6 4,983 24.7 12,005 23.0 5,052 23.6 22,364 21.3
Drug abuse violations 1,305,191 544.2 985,248 592.5 347,823 772.3 147,512 592.6 149,509 538.2 112,285 465.7 109,104 449.6 119,015 589.1 232,252 445.7 87,691 409.2 481,904 459.6
Gambling 8,067 3.4 6,558 3.9 4,967 11.0 440 1.8 350 1.3 269 1.1 218 0.9 314 1.6 1,196 2.3 313 1.5 1,733 1.7
Offenses against the family and children 87,889 36.6 43,849 26.4 6,987 15.5 6,276 25.2 7,811 28.1 7,623 31.6 7,998 33.0 7,154 35.4 31,907 61.2 12,133 56.6 46,970 44.8
Driving under the influence 1,112,384 463.8 690,269 415.1 154,691 343.5 83,759 336.5 102,640 369.5 97,103 402.7 118,312 487.6 133,764 662.1 268,019 514.3 154,096 719.1 516,126 492.2
Liquor laws 447,496 186.6 357,799 215.2 62,777 139.4 38,889 156.2 55,299 199.0 48,655 201.8 60,980 251.3 91,199 451.4 56,920 109.2 32,777 152.9 186,592 178.0
Drunkenness 471,727 196.7 405,799 244.0 100,600 223.4 64,383 258.6 67,050 241.3 54,784 227.2 58,146 239.6 60,836 301.1 46,045 88.4 19,883 92.8 162,236 154.7
Disorderly conduct 518,374 216.1 444,537 267.3 101,524 225.4 55,043 221.1 70,158 252.5 58,178 241.3 72,190 297.5 87,444 432.8 50,523 96.9 23,314 108.8 199,191 190.0
Vagrancy 26,380 11.0 23,110 13.9 13,362 29.7 1,913 7.7 3,111 11.2 1,725 7.2 1,137 4.7 1,862 9.2 2,890 5.5 380 1.8 6,500 6.2
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,946,277 1,228.4 2,140,195 1,287.0 584,418 1,297.6 316,737 1,272.4 329,676 1,186.7 287,578 1,192.6 312,489 1,287.8 309,297 1,530.9 571,897 1,097.4 234,185 1,092.8 1,212,515 1,156.4
Suspicion 1,517 0.6 666 0.4 7 0.0 0 0.0 334 1.2 26 0.1 107 0.4 192 1.0 722 1.4 129 0.6 954 0.9
Curfew and loitering law violations 89,733 37.4 85,272 51.3 43,727 97.1 7,982 32.1 12,259 44.1 7,075 29.3 7,199 29.7 7,030 34.8 3,959 7.6 502 2.3 20,296 19.4
Runaways 73,794 30.8 57,305 34.5 19,781 43.9 9,231 37.1 10,532 37.9 7,255 30.1 6,351 26.2 4,155 20.6 12,735 24.4 3,754 17.5 24,069 23.0

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