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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 59


Indicator 59. Types of Crime


Persons arrested, by type of charge and age: 1969 to 1993

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                           |                     |       Number of            |       Number of
                           |   Arrests, 1993 \4\ |      arrests per           |      arrests per
          Charge           |                     |    1,000 14- to 17-        |    1,000 18- to 24-
                           |---------------------|       year-olds\1\         |      year-olds\1\
                           |Percent of|Percent of|                            |
                           |offenders |offenders |----------------------------|----------------------------
                           | under 18 | 18 to 24 |1969 | 1979 |1991\2\|1993\2\|1969 | 1979 |1991\4\|1993\4\
---------------------------|----------|----------|-----|------|-------|-------|-----|------|-------|-------
    Total arrests ..........     17.1       27.5  96.5  129.0   116.0   130.3  66.2  110.0   120.0   126.1

Serious crimes\3\ ..........     29.3       25.9  34.4   50.5    48.7    45.2  13.9   23.9    24.2    24.4
  Murder and nonnegligent
    manslaughter ...........     16.2       41.2   0.1    0.1     0.2     0.2   0.2    0.2     0.3     0.3
  Forcible rape ............     16.3       26.7   0.2    0.3     0.4     0.4   0.3    0.4     0.3     0.3
  Robbery ..................     28.2       33.7   1.6    2.5     2.7     3.1   1.4    1.9     1.9     2.0
  Aggravated assault .......     15.3       26.8   1.2    2.4     4.0     4.9   1.5    3.0     4.0     4.6
  Burglary .................     34.3       28.5   8.8   13.7     8.2     7.2   3.3    5.4     3.9     3.8
  Larceny/theft ............     31.3       23.4  17.4   26.7    27.5    23.8   5.5   11.3    11.7    11.4
  Motor vehicle theft ......     44.6       28.7   4.7    4.3     5.3     5.2   1.6    1.6     1.9     1.9
  Arson ....................     49.3       17.0   0.3    0.5     0.5     0.4   0.1    0.1     0.1     0.1

All others\4\ ..............     14.0       28.8  62.1   64.0    82.0    85.7  52.1   57.4    95.6   104.7
  Other assaults ...........     16.2       24.8   2.9    5.1     9.1     9.7   3.3    5.2     8.1     9.3
  Forgery/counterfeiting ...      7.3       32.8   0.3    0.6     0.5     0.4   0.7    1.0     1.0     1.1
  Fraud ....................      4.8       27.4   0.2    0.5     0.8     1.1   0.8    2.6     3.1     3.6
  Stolen property ..........     27.0       34.0   0.9    2.1     2.6     2.5   0.7    1.4     1.8     1.8
  Vandalism ................     45.6       24.3   5.0    7.8     8.0     6.9   0.7    2.2     2.6     2.5
  Weapons (carrying, etc.) .     23.3       35.9   1.0    1.5     2.8     3.5   1.3    1.9     2.4     3.1
  Prostitution and
   commercialized vice .....      1.1       24.0   0.1    0.2     0.1     0.1   1.1    1.6     0.9     0.8
  Sex offenses..............     18.7       19.2   0.7    0.7     1.1     1.2   0.6    0.6     0.6     0.7
  Drug abuse ...............      9.6       31.9   3.7    6.9     4.5     6.6   5.3    8.7     9.7    12.1
  Gambling .................      7.6       20.7   0.1    0.1     0.1     0.1   0.4    0.3     0.1     0.1
  Drunk driving ............      0.9       22.2   0.3    1.8     1.0     0.8   2.8   13.0    12.0    10.7
  Liquor law violations ....     21.9       52.0   4.6    8.4     7.8     6.5   4.5    6.2     9.6     8.5
  Drunkenness ..............      2.3       20.8   2.8    2.8     1.2     1.0   8.8   10.1     5.8     4.9
  Disorderly conduct .......     20.0       30.3   7.5    7.6     7.4     7.9   8.0    9.8     7.2     7.2
  Vagrancy .................     13.0       21.3   0.7    0.3     0.1     0.2   1.6    0.5     0.2     0.2
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/1/ Based on population in age group. Data do not indicate the proportion of persons who have been arrested, since some individuals have been arrested more than once. Arrests for those under 18 may include some persons below 14 years old. Data for 1991 and 1993 include all arrests of 13-year-olds.

/2/ Data since 1991 may not be comparable to previous years.

/3/ 1969 figures for serious crimes include data on manslaughter by negligence.

/4/ Includes other charges not listed separately.

NOTE: Details may not sum to totals due to rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States, 1969, 1979, 1991, and 1993; Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-25, nos. 519, 917, and 1057.

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