Table 56

Arrest Trends
Nonmetropolitan Counties, 2008–2009
[1,840 agencies; 2009 estimated population 20,966,495; 2008 estimated population 20,890,796]
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 761,077 761,103 * 64,904 58,852 -9.3 696,173 702,251 +0.9
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 615 695 +13.0 39 38 -2.6 576 657 +14.1
Forcible rape 1,436 1,426 -0.7 207 222 +7.2 1,229 1,204 -2.0
Robbery 1,749 1,889 +8.0 178 211 +18.5 1,571 1,678 +6.8
Aggravated assault 19,555 19,664 +0.6 1,606 1,484 -7.6 17,949 18,180 +1.3
Burglary 17,863 17,741 -0.7 3,728 3,262 -12.5 14,135 14,479 +2.4
Larceny-theft 33,384 33,107 -0.8 5,356 5,200 -2.9 28,028 27,907 -0.4
Motor vehicle theft 4,301 3,738 -13.1 912 740 -18.9 3,389 2,998 -11.5
Arson 806 708 -12.2 210 197 -6.2 596 511 -14.3
Violent crime2 23,355 23,674 +1.4 2,030 1,955 -3.7 21,325 21,719 +1.8
Property crime2 56,354 55,294 -1.9 10,206 9,399 -7.9 46,148 45,895 -0.5
Other assaults 69,938 71,708 +2.5 8,771 8,261 -5.8 61,167 63,447 +3.7
Forgery and counterfeiting 4,447 4,000 -10.1 101 64 -36.6 4,346 3,936 -9.4
Fraud 26,731 23,654 -11.5 330 262 -20.6 26,401 23,392 -11.4
Embezzlement 790 716 -9.4 19 11 -42.1 771 705 -8.6
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 3,882 3,921 +1.0 453 435 -4.0 3,429 3,486 +1.7
Vandalism 13,351 13,053 -2.2 3,568 3,474 -2.6 9,783 9,579 -2.1
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 6,339 6,594 +4.0 783 638 -18.5 5,556 5,956 +7.2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 214 175 -18.2 6 5 -16.7 208 170 -18.3
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 5,078 4,734 -6.8 949 846 -10.9 4,129 3,888 -5.8
Drug abuse violations 77,667 82,660 +6.4 5,455 5,293 -3.0 72,212 77,367 +7.1
Gambling 206 259 +25.7 19 7 -63.2 187 252 +34.8
Offenses against the family and children 12,075 11,357 -5.9 394 253 -35.8 11,681 11,104 -4.9
Driving under the influence 143,274 146,667 +2.4 1,541 1,513 -1.8 141,733 145,154 +2.4
Liquor laws 34,691 32,316 -6.8 8,234 7,067 -14.2 26,457 25,249 -4.6
Drunkenness 19,935 18,684 -6.3 519 393 -24.3 19,416 18,291 -5.8
Disorderly conduct 23,137 22,036 -4.8 4,673 4,225 -9.6 18,464 17,811 -3.5
Vagrancy 239 360 +50.6 19 12 -36.8 220 348 +58.2
All other offenses (except traffic) 234,450 235,074 +0.3 11,910 10,572 -11.2 222,540 224,502 +0.9
Suspicion 91 79 -13.2 14 9 -35.7 77 70 -9.1
Curfew and loitering law violations 501 492 -1.8 501 492 -1.8 - - -
Runaways 4,423 3,675 -16.9 4,423 3,675 -16.9 - - -

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