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EZAUCR Easy Access to FBI Arrest Statistics: 1994-2014

Estimated arrests of all persons in the United States

  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Coverage Indicator 76%78%78%77%77%78%78%
Total Arrests14,005,60013,687,20013,120,90012,408,90012,197,00011,302,10011,205,800
Violent Crime Index594,910581,760552,080534,700521,200n/an/a
  Murder/nonneg. mans.12,96012,42011,20010,83011,08010,23010,570
  Aggravated assault430,000421,200408,500397,700388,400358,900372,700
Property Crime Index1,687,3001,728,3001,644,0001,639,9001,646,2001,559,3001,554,000
  Motor vehicle theft98,00081,80071,50066,40068,80064,60068,400
  Other assaults1,298,3001,319,5001,292,4001,241,7001,199,5001,097,7001,093,300
  Forgery and counterfeiting90,10085,80078,10070,20067,00061,00056,800
  Stolen property111,300105,30094,80093,20097,70092,70088,900
  commercialized vice
  Sex offenses (other)79,90077,30072,60069,20068,400n/an/a
  Drug abuse violations1,702,5001,663,6001,638,8001,531,3001,552,4001,501,0001,561,200
  Offenses against family118,400114,600111,100116,700107,000101,200102,300
  Driving under influence1,483,4001,440,4001,412,2001,215,1001,283,0001,166,8001,117,900
  Liquor laws625,900570,300512,800500,600441,500354,900321,100
  Disorderly conduct686,000655,300615,200582,200544,000468,000436,000
  All other offenses3,835,1003,764,7003,720,4003,532,2003,448,9003,282,7003,274,400
  Curfew and loitering133,100112,60094,80076,90070,20056,40053,700
Total Population304,094,000306,771,500309,346,900311,718,900314,102,600316,427,400318,907,400

n/a: 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, 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.

** Effective in 2010, national estimates for runaway arrests are no longer available.

These statistics are estimates that account for missing data and may differ from other published sources. The county-level files which are the source of this information are not official FBI releases and are being provided for research purposes.

The Coverage Indicator refers to the relative size of the sample from which these estimates are based. A coverage indicator of 90% means that data covering 10% of the jurisdiction's population are estimated and that data from 90% of the jurisdiction's population are based on actual reports.

Suggested Citation: Puzzanchera, C. and Kang, W. (2017). "Easy Access to FBI Arrest Statistics 1994-2014" Online. Available:

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