Table 50

Arrest Trends
Metropolitan Counties, 2008–2009
[1,195 agencies; 2009 estimated population 47,724,783; 2008 estimated population 47,402,595]
Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2008 2009 Percent
change
2008 2009 Percent
change
2008 2009 Percent
change
TOTAL1 1,768,406 1,733,928 -1.9 207,685 189,842 -8.6 1,560,721 1,544,086 -1.1
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 1,814 1,714 -5.5 139 124 -10.8 1,675 1,590 -5.1
Forcible rape 2,985 2,778 -6.9 407 413 +1.5 2,578 2,365 -8.3
Robbery 11,855 11,617 -2.0 3,114 2,715 -12.8 8,741 8,902 +1.8
Aggravated assault 57,617 56,902 -1.2 7,005 6,620 -5.5 50,612 50,282 -0.7
Burglary 41,059 39,236 -4.4 10,585 8,667 -18.1 30,474 30,569 +0.3
Larceny-theft 115,192 118,074 +2.5 26,407 25,886 -2.0 88,785 92,188 +3.8
Motor vehicle theft 12,975 11,294 -13.0 2,944 2,464 -16.3 10,031 8,830 -12.0
Arson 1,887 1,696 -10.1 788 641 -18.7 1,099 1,055 -4.0
Violent crime2 74,271 73,011 -1.7 10,665 9,872 -7.4 63,606 63,139 -0.7
Property crime2 171,113 170,300 -0.5 40,724 37,658 -7.5 130,389 132,642 +1.7
Other assaults 156,262 160,477 +2.7 28,683 27,599 -3.8 127,579 132,878 +4.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 11,536 11,019 -4.5 320 266 -16.9 11,216 10,753 -4.1
Fraud 46,343 39,337 -15.1 839 742 -11.6 45,504 38,595 -15.2
Embezzlement 2,764 2,394 -13.4 157 82 -47.8 2,607 2,312 -11.3
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 14,249 13,263 -6.9 1,812 1,581 -12.7 12,437 11,682 -6.1
Vandalism 30,406 29,857 -1.8 10,569 9,186 -13.1 19,837 20,671 +4.2
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 20,902 19,298 -7.7 4,489 3,774 -15.9 16,413 15,524 -5.4
Prostitution and commercialized vice 3,005 2,897 -3.6 82 77 -6.1 2,923 2,820 -3.5
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 11,542 11,290 -2.2 2,100 1,975 -6.0 9,442 9,315 -1.3
Drug abuse violations 212,689 214,519 +0.9 19,982 19,480 -2.5 192,707 195,039 +1.2
Gambling 410 758 +84.9 23 27 +17.4 387 731 +88.9
Offenses against the family and children 34,243 29,512 -13.8 1,155 537 -53.5 33,088 28,975 -12.4
Driving under the influence 250,611 254,494 +1.5 2,097 1,769 -15.6 248,514 252,725 +1.7
Liquor laws 57,586 54,625 -5.1 14,678 13,210 -10.0 42,908 41,415 -3.5
Drunkenness 45,546 42,643 -6.4 1,021 983 -3.7 44,525 41,660 -6.4
Disorderly conduct 48,891 46,544 -4.8 13,743 12,433 -9.5 35,148 34,111 -3.0
Vagrancy 2,233 2,876 +28.8 295 231 -21.7 1,938 2,645 +36.5
All other offenses (except traffic) 554,888 538,466 -3.0 35,335 32,012 -9.4 519,553 506,454 -2.5
Suspicion 215 721 +235.3 17 75 +341.2 198 646 +226.3
Curfew and loitering law violations 4,256 3,980 -6.5 4,256 3,980 -6.5 - - -
Runaways 14,660 12,368 -15.6 14,660 12,368 -15.6 - - -

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