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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime

Estimated number of arrests by offense and age group, 2019
Gender: Females

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Offenses All ages 0 to 17 18 & older 10 to 17 0 to 14 15 to 17 18 to 20 21 to 24 25 & older
All offenses2,774,490208,4102,566,070207,70071,910136,510226,420334,6102,005,050
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter1,4601201,3401203080130230980
Aggravated assault90,2307,10083,1407,0802,7404,3606,56011,65064,930
Motor vehicle theft18,6802,68015,9902,6808201,8701,4702,20012,320
Simple assault301,42046,620254,80046,41020,75025,87023,19037,080194,530
Forgery and counterfeiting15,05020014,850200301701,5001,70011,650
Stolen property (buying, receiving, possessing)19,5501,55018,0001,5503901,1601,6902,43013,870
Weapons (carrying, possessing, etc.)14,5501,63012,9201,6306509801,2101,9709,740
Prostitution and commercialized vice16,81020016,610200201802,4503,66010,500
Sex offenses (except rape & prostitution)NANANANANANANANANA
Drug abuse violations396,98020,890376,08020,8705,02015,87041,30054,020280,770
Offenses against the family and children26,1401,30024,8501,2904808201,1202,71021,020
Driving under the influence265,5701,400264,1701,400401,36011,79038,940213,450
Liquor laws53,06011,15041,91011,1502,1309,02023,6803,52014,700
Disorderly conduct92,24020,17072,07020,1208,96011,2007,49010,16054,420
All other offenses (except traffic)896,87041,060855,81040,85013,77027,29051,32099,770704,720
Curfew and loitering4,8604,86004,8501,7903,070000
Property Crime Index401,81038,580363,23038,47011,05027,53039,19045,560278,490
Violent crimes*103,3109,05094,2609,0303,2305,8208,41013,60072,250

Violent Crime Index includes murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

Property Crime Index includes, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

NA: Beginning in 2013, the FBI broadened the definition of rape, removing the phrase "forcible" from the offense name and description. The new definition of rape is: Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim. The new definition includes the NIBRS offenses of rape, sodomy, and sexual assault with an object.

Law enforcement agencies may submit data on rape arrests based on either the new or legacy definition of rape. Due to differences in agency reporting practices, national estimates for the offenses of "rape" and "sex offenses" are not available after 2012. Additionally, estimates for the Violent Crime Index (which included "forcible rape") are not shown after 2012 as this category is no longer compatible with prior years.

* The "violent crimes" category includes the offenses of murder, robbery, and aggravated assault and is presented as an alternative to the Violent Crime Index, which is not available as a result of the change to the definition of rape in 2013. In any given year prior to the change in the rape definition, these three offenses accounted for more than 95% of arrests for Violent Crime Index offenses.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Estimated number of arrests by offense and age group, 2019. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/ucr.asp?table_in=1. 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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