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Arrests by Race, 2006

The following table lists the number and percent of arrests in the United States during 2006, according to race and offense. Find total percent distribution of white, black, Asian, and Native American offenders.

  Percent distribution1
Offense charged White Black American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian
or
Pacific
Islander
Total number 7,270,214 2,924,724 130,589 112,093
Total percent 69.7% 28.0% 1.3% 1.1%
Murder2 46.9 50.9 1.1 1.1
Forcible rape 65.3 32.5 1.1 1.1
Robbery 42.2 56.3 0.7 0.9
Aggravated assault 63.2 34.5 1.2 1.1
Burglary 69.0 29.2 1.0 0.9
Larceny-theft 68.6 28.9 1.2 1.3
Motor vehicle theft 62.7 34.9 1.0 1.4
Arson 76.0 21.6 1.0 1.4
Other assaults 65.2 32.2 1.4 1.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 70.1 28.2 0.5 1.2
Fraud 68.7 30.0 0.6 0.7
Embezzlement 65.7 32.2 0.6 1.5
Stolen property—buying, receiving, possessing 64.6 33.7 0.7 0.9
Vandalism 75.4 22.2 1.4 1.1
Weapons possession 57.7 40.6 0.8 0.9
Prostitution 56.7 39.6 1.0 2.7
Sex offenses, except forcible rape and prostitution 73.3% 24.5% 1.0% 1.2%
Drug abuse violation 63.6 35.1 0.6 0.7
Gambling 26.2 71.8 0.1 1.8
Offenses against family and children 66.9 30.7 1.8 0.6
Driving under the influence 88.4 9.2 1.3 1.1
Liquor laws 85.4 10.7 2.8 1.2
Drunkenness 84.3 13.2 1.9 0.6
Disorderly conduct 63.0 34.7 1.5 0.8
Vagrancy 56.7 41.6 1.2 0.5
All other offenses except traffic 67.5 30.0 1.3 1.2
Suspicion 58.7 38.2 2.4 0.8
Curfew and loitering law violations 61.0 37.2 0.7 1.1
Runaways 68.5 25.0 1.8 4.7
1. Because of rounding, the percentages may not add up to total.
2. Includes nonnegligent manslaughter.
Source: Crime in the United States, 2006, FBI, Uniform Crime Reports.

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