Table 43

Arrests
by Race, 2009
[12,371 agencies; 2009 estimated population 239,839,971]
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 10,690,561 7,389,208 3,027,153 150,544 123,656 100.0 69.1 28.3 1.4 1.2
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 9,739 4,741 4,801 100 97 100.0 48.7 49.3 1.0 1.0
Forcible rape 16,362 10,644 5,319 169 230 100.0 65.1 32.5 1.0 1.4
Robbery 100,496 43,039 55,742 726 989 100.0 42.8 55.5 0.7 1.0
Aggravated assault 330,368 209,922 111,904 4,613 3,929 100.0 63.5 33.9 1.4 1.2
Burglary 234,551 155,994 74,419 2,021 2,117 100.0 66.5 31.7 0.9 0.9
Larceny-theft 1,056,473 719,983 306,625 14,646 15,219 100.0 68.1 29.0 1.4 1.4
Motor vehicle theft 63,919 39,077 23,184 817 841 100.0 61.1 36.3 1.3 1.3
Arson 9,466 7,085 2,154 115 112 100.0 74.8 22.8 1.2 1.2
Violent crime2 456,965 268,346 177,766 5,608 5,245 100.0 58.7 38.9 1.2 1.1
Property crime2 1,364,409 922,139 406,382 17,599 18,289 100.0 67.6 29.8 1.3 1.3
Other assaults 1,032,502 672,865 332,435 15,127 12,075 100.0 65.2 32.2 1.5 1.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 67,054 44,730 21,251 345 728 100.0 66.7 31.7 0.5 1.1
Fraud 161,233 108,032 50,367 1,315 1,519 100.0 67.0 31.2 0.8 0.9
Embezzlement 13,960 9,208 4,429 75 248 100.0 66.0 31.7 0.5 1.8
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 82,714 51,953 29,357 662 742 100.0 62.8 35.5 0.8 0.9
Vandalism 212,173 157,723 48,746 3,352 2,352 100.0 74.3 23.0 1.6 1.1
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 130,503 74,942 53,441 951 1,169 100.0 57.4 41.0 0.7 0.9
Prostitution and commercialized vice 56,560 31,699 23,021 427 1,413 100.0 56.0 40.7 0.8 2.5
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 60,175 44,240 14,347 715 873 100.0 73.5 23.8 1.2 1.5
Drug abuse violations 1,301,629 845,974 437,623 8,588 9,444 100.0 65.0 33.6 0.7 0.7
Gambling 8,046 2,290 5,518 27 211 100.0 28.5 68.6 0.3 2.6
Offenses against the family and children 87,232 58,068 26,850 1,690 624 100.0 66.6 30.8 1.9 0.7
Driving under the influence 1,105,401 954,444 121,594 14,903 14,460 100.0 86.3 11.0 1.3 1.3
Liquor laws 444,087 373,189 50,431 14,876 5,591 100.0 84.0 11.4 3.3 1.3
Drunkenness 469,958 387,542 71,020 8,552 2,844 100.0 82.5 15.1 1.8 0.6
Disorderly conduct 515,689 326,563 176,169 8,783 4,174 100.0 63.3 34.2 1.7 0.8
Vagrancy 26,347 14,581 11,031 543 192 100.0 55.3 41.9 2.1 0.7
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,929,217 1,937,221 911,670 43,880 36,446 100.0 66.1 31.1 1.5 1.2
Suspicion 1,513 677 828 1 7 100.0 44.7 54.7 0.1 0.5
Curfew and loitering law violations 89,578 54,439 33,207 872 1,060 100.0 60.8 37.1 1.0 1.2
Runaways 73,616 48,343 19,670 1,653 3,950 100.0 65.7 26.7 2.2 5.4


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 1,508,550 993,428 472,929 18,766 23,427 100.0 65.9 31.3 1.2 1.6
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 941 380 546 8 7 100.0 40.4 58.0 0.9 0.7
Forcible rape 2,368 1,501 818 19 30 100.0 63.4 34.5 0.8 1.3
Robbery 25,226 7,854 16,968 112 292 100.0 31.1 67.3 0.4 1.2
Aggravated assault 39,341 21,790 16,694 394 463 100.0 55.4 42.4 1.0 1.2
Burglary 59,237 36,073 22,082 511 571 100.0 60.9 37.3 0.9 1.0
Larceny-theft 253,467 164,701 80,670 3,148 4,948 100.0 65.0 31.8 1.2 2.0
Motor vehicle theft 15,664 8,452 6,765 234 213 100.0 54.0 43.2 1.5 1.4
Arson 4,203 3,222 865 56 60 100.0 76.7 20.6 1.3 1.4
Violent crime2 67,876 31,525 35,026 533 792 100.0 46.4 51.6 0.8 1.2
Property crime2 332,571 212,448 110,382 3,949 5,792 100.0 63.9 33.2 1.2 1.7
Other assaults 172,000 100,872 67,420 1,849 1,859 100.0 58.6 39.2 1.1 1.1
Forgery and counterfeiting 1,687 1,120 543 9 15 100.0 66.4 32.2 0.5 0.9
Fraud 4,980 3,083 1,793 55 49 100.0 61.9 36.0 1.1 1.0
Embezzlement 481 307 160 1 13 100.0 63.8 33.3 0.2 2.7
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 14,831 8,104 6,461 117 149 100.0 54.6 43.6 0.8 1.0
Vandalism 71,158 55,801 13,683 845 829 100.0 78.4 19.2 1.2 1.2
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 26,666 16,190 9,938 210 328 100.0 60.7 37.3 0.8 1.2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 1,072 426 626 4 16 100.0 39.7 58.4 0.4 1.5
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 10,494 7,468 2,788 89 149 100.0 71.2 26.6 0.8 1.4
Drug abuse violations 134,207 97,232 34,295 1,212 1,468 100.0 72.4 25.6 0.9 1.1
Gambling 1,395 95 1,293 0 7 100.0 6.8 92.7 0.0 0.5
Offenses against the family and children 3,576 2,642 870 48 16 100.0 73.9 24.3 1.3 0.4
Driving under the influence 10,629 9,774 541 191 123 100.0 92.0 5.1 1.8 1.2
Liquor laws 87,811 78,540 5,439 2,704 1,128 100.0 89.4 6.2 3.1 1.3
Drunkenness 11,067 9,799 966 210 92 100.0 88.5 8.7 1.9 0.8
Disorderly conduct 133,674 75,946 55,295 1,362 1,071 100.0 56.8 41.4 1.0 0.8
Vagrancy 2,151 1,539 588 9 15 100.0 71.5 27.3 0.4 0.7
All other offenses (except traffic) 256,855 177,661 71,845 2,844 4,505 100.0 69.2 28.0 1.1 1.8
Suspicion 175 74 100 0 1 100.0 42.3 57.1 0.0 0.6
Curfew and loitering law violations 89,578 54,439 33,207 872 1,060 100.0 60.8 37.1 1.0 1.2
Runaways 73,616 48,343 19,670 1,653 3,950 100.0 65.7 26.7 2.2 5.4


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 9,182,011 6,395,780 2,554,224 131,778 100,229 100.0 69.7 27.8 1.4 1.1
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,798 4,361 4,255 92 90 100.0 49.6 48.4 1.0 1.0
Forcible rape 13,994 9,143 4,501 150 200 100.0 65.3 32.2 1.1 1.4
Robbery 75,270 35,185 38,774 614 697 100.0 46.7 51.5 0.8 0.9
Aggravated assault 291,027 188,132 95,210 4,219 3,466 100.0 64.6 32.7 1.4 1.2
Burglary 175,314 119,921 52,337 1,510 1,546 100.0 68.4 29.9 0.9 0.9
Larceny-theft 803,006 555,282 225,955 11,498 10,271 100.0 69.2 28.1 1.4 1.3
Motor vehicle theft 48,255 30,625 16,419 583 628 100.0 63.5 34.0 1.2 1.3
Arson 5,263 3,863 1,289 59 52 100.0 73.4 24.5 1.1 1.0
Violent crime2 389,089 236,821 142,740 5,075 4,453 100.0 60.9 36.7 1.3 1.1
Property crime2 1,031,838 709,691 296,000 13,650 12,497 100.0 68.8 28.7 1.3 1.2
Other assaults 860,502 571,993 265,015 13,278 10,216 100.0 66.5 30.8 1.5 1.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 65,367 43,610 20,708 336 713 100.0 66.7 31.7 0.5 1.1
Fraud 156,253 104,949 48,574 1,260 1,470 100.0 67.2 31.1 0.8 0.9
Embezzlement 13,479 8,901 4,269 74 235 100.0 66.0 31.7 0.5 1.7
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 67,883 43,849 22,896 545 593 100.0 64.6 33.7 0.8 0.9
Vandalism 141,015 101,922 35,063 2,507 1,523 100.0 72.3 24.9 1.8 1.1
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 103,837 58,752 43,503 741 841 100.0 56.6 41.9 0.7 0.8
Prostitution and commercialized vice 55,488 31,273 22,395 423 1,397 100.0 56.4 40.4 0.8 2.5
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 49,681 36,772 11,559 626 724 100.0 74.0 23.3 1.3 1.5
Drug abuse violations 1,167,422 748,742 403,328 7,376 7,976 100.0 64.1 34.5 0.6 0.7
Gambling 6,651 2,195 4,225 27 204 100.0 33.0 63.5 0.4 3.1
Offenses against the family and children 83,656 55,426 25,980 1,642 608 100.0 66.3 31.1 2.0 0.7
Driving under the influence 1,094,772 944,670 121,053 14,712 14,337 100.0 86.3 11.1 1.3 1.3
Liquor laws 356,276 294,649 44,992 12,172 4,463 100.0 82.7 12.6 3.4 1.3
Drunkenness 458,891 377,743 70,054 8,342 2,752 100.0 82.3 15.3 1.8 0.6
Disorderly conduct 382,015 250,617 120,874 7,421 3,103 100.0 65.6 31.6 1.9 0.8
Vagrancy 24,196 13,042 10,443 534 177 100.0 53.9 43.2 2.2 0.7
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,672,362 1,759,560 839,825 41,036 31,941 100.0 65.8 31.4 1.5 1.2
Suspicion 1,338 603 728 1 6 100.0 45.1 54.4 0.1 0.4
Curfew and loitering law violations - - - - - - - - - -
Runaways - - - - - - - - - -

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