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USA - number of arrests for all offenses 1990-2019

There were over 10.08 million arrests for all offenses in the United States in 2019. This figure is a decrease from 1990 levels, when the number of arrests was over 14.1 million.

Arrest rate in the U.S.

Along with a high number of arrests, the arrest rate for all offenses in the United States was also high in 2017, with 3,152.6 arrests per 100,000 residents. However, this arrest rate is almost half that of its peak in 1996. Additionally, South Dakota had the highest arrest rate in the country in 2017, and Massachusetts had the lowest.

High numbers of arrests and unsolved crimes

A high number of arrests does not necessarily correlate to a high number of solved cases, and in the U.S., many cases remain unsolved. The crime clearance rate, or rate of closed cases, was less than half for violent crimes in U.S., and less than 20 percent for property crimes.

Number of arrests for all offenses in the United States from 1990 to 2019

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Release date

September 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The number of arrests presented differ from other published numbers because of weighting. The weighting procedure calculates the proportion of all arrests attributable to an age group and multiplies this percentage by the total estimated number of arrests to determine an estimated count.

The data from previous years can be accessed at the Uniform Crime Reports section on the Website of the FBI.

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