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Trends in the number of arrests by race for All offenses
Age: All ages

Years All races White Black American Indian Asian
198010,287,8607,605,7502,500,420122,64059,050
198110,686,7607,791,2402,723,710108,31063,500
198211,996,8908,622,9203,188,050117,27068,650
198311,571,7908,351,0903,037,240111,82071,640
198411,417,2608,257,9202,974,240116,69068,420
198511,784,1608,428,7303,146,510131,00077,930
198612,313,4008,739,1903,366,540129,54078,130
198712,551,2508,756,1703,561,850145,48087,770
198813,645,2009,410,8703,978,180150,400105,750
198914,181,9709,714,2704,242,800147,43077,480
199014,020,7709,775,6703,983,510152,000109,590
199114,034,5909,696,0804,060,360156,500121,650
199213,893,8309,375,7904,234,780157,000126,260
199313,855,8109,297,7204,275,960157,250124,890
199414,400,1609,716,6004,380,100161,920141,550
199514,870,03010,012,7204,531,610175,440150,260
199614,972,31010,194,7404,418,110196,140163,320
199715,088,32010,208,2304,525,720192,660161,710
199814,363,3209,767,1804,264,490172,910158,740
199913,897,2009,535,3704,038,940180,700142,190
200013,838,3209,522,5103,997,710176,380141,720
200113,566,0009,337,3703,919,580164,960144,080
200213,615,7509,545,7703,733,430180,300156,250
200313,515,9009,470,3103,714,240178,900152,440
200413,818,7309,734,7903,754,100178,510151,320
200513,985,2309,793,9803,857,280186,510147,470
200614,266,1909,991,0903,940,410182,310152,380
200714,100,4909,857,9703,903,410184,820154,290
200813,896,3909,681,2503,876,250182,270156,620
200913,593,8109,442,8903,805,440188,450157,040
201013,120,9509,121,2703,655,210186,110158,360
201112,408,9008,595,8103,474,350187,820150,920
201212,196,9608,417,7803,420,690177,110181,390
201311,302,1007,809,2703,173,490176,920142,420
201411,205,8307,771,2203,114,810173,710146,100
201510,797,0907,491,4902,915,340225,460164,800
201610,662,2507,391,9202,878,690233,030158,620
201710,554,9907,309,3302,839,890254,820150,950
201810,310,9607,143,7702,803,230207,450156,510
201910,085,2106,967,3602,725,810231,180160,860
20207,632,4705,335,6101,992,510185,300119,050

2020 was the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, which may have impacted policies, procedures, and data collection activities. Additionally, stay-at-home orders likely impacted the volume and type of law-violating behavior that came to the attention of law enforcement in 2020.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Trends in the number of arrests by race for All offenses. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/ucr_trend.asp?table_in=2. Released on July 08, 2022.

Data source: Arrest estimates for 1980-2014 developed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and disseminated through "Arrest Data Analysis Tool." Online. Available from the BJS website.

Arrest estimates for 2015-2020 were developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice based on the FBI’s annual Master Arrest Files of 12-month reporting departments available from the Crime Data Explorer. Arrest estimates for 2015-2019 were revised in June 2022.

 

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