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Total Arrest Trends by Sex, 1987 and 1996

The following table lists the number and percent of arrests in the United States, according to gender and offense. Find total arrests for murder, rape, robbery, assault, arson, car theft, and other offenses.

 MaleFemale
Offense 19871996Percent
change
19871996Percent
change
Total7,061,8727,918,554+12.1%1,512,8602,056,390+35.9%
Murder1 12,24712,062–1.51,7191,384–19.5
Forcible rape 24,55121,505–12.4299247–17.4
Robbery 93,885101,998+8.68,43111,091+31.6
Aggravated assault 209,782284,004+35.431,71661,640+94.3
Burglary264,041209,076–20.824,44227,190+11.2
Larceny—theft 663,264655,775–1.1297,624337,434+13.4
Motor vehicle theft 106,604104,562–1.911,45416,427+43.4
Arson 10,14410,431+2.81,6031,860+16.0
Other assaults 454,944695,386+52.981,583177,644+117.7
Forgery and counterfeiting 39,93151,372+28.721,05628,105+33.5
Fraud 127,472168,385+32.198,537116,746+18.5
Embezzlement 5,3555,633+5.23,3294,619+38.8
Stolen property—buying,
 receiving, possessing
86,77184,867–2.211,41914,435+26.4
Vandalism 160,482182,709+13.919,22229,336+52.6
Weapons—carrying,
 possessing, etc.
123,403135,565+9.910,17711,637+14.3
Prostitution and
 commercialized vice
29,33530,657+4.556,25346,097–18.1
Sex offenses, except forcible
 rape and prostitution
62,26359,062–5.15,0265,324+5.9
Drug abuse violations 554,554857,057+54.599,872173,831+74.1
Gambling 16,81113,834–17.72,7472,206–19.7
Offenses against family
 and children
30,03761,308+104.16,49319,263+196.7
Driving under the influence 983,915756,935–23.1127,476130,246+2.2
Liquor laws 320,504352,456+10.069,06683,737+21.2
Drunkenness 547,595422,605–22.854,83357,656+5.1
Disorderly conduct 389,340437,824+12.590,856116,257+28.0
Vagrancy 27,32416,168–40.83,4394,135+20.2
All other offenses,
 except traffic
1,624,7312,039,086+25.5297,922465,210+56.2
Curfew and loitering
 law violations
47,03993,756+99.315,27738,991+155.2
Runaways 45,54854,476+19.660,98973,642+20.7
1. Includes non-negligent manslaughter.
Source: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reports for the United States, 1996.

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