This dynamic data analysis tool allows you to generate tables and figures of arrest data from 1980 onward. You can view national arrest estimates, customized either by age and sex or by age group and race, for many offenses. This tool also enables you to view data on local arrests.

Select National Estimates or Agency-Level Counts from the menu above. Use the Annual Tables to view tables of arrest data broken down by sex, race, age, or juvenile and adult age groups. Select Trend Tables by Sex or Trend Tables by Race to create customized tables of long-term trends. In National Estimates, you can also view figures of long-term trends by sex or by race and age-arrest curves for many offenses.

The underlying data are from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. BJS has expanded on the FBI's estimates to provide national arrest estimates detailed by offense, sex, age, and race. The Methodology tab describes estimation procedures and the limitations of the arrest data. The Terms & Definitions tab explains the meaning or use of terms, including the FBI's offense definitions. You can download output to Excel format.

This User's Guide provides everything you need to get started.

Important note about rape data

Starting in 2013, the FBI's UCR Program initiated the collection of rape data using a revised definition that removed the term "forcible" from the offense name and description. The UCR Program now uses the following definitions for rape:

Since 2013, law enforcement agencies may submit data on rape arrests based on either the legacy or revised UCR definitions. Due to these differences in reporting practices across agencies, the estimation procedures used in this tool cannot be reliably applied to data on "Forcible Rape" or "Sex Offenses" after 2012. Accordingly, "Forcible Rape," "Sex Offense," and "Violent Crime Index" are not shown for years after 2012 because they are not compatible with similarly-labeled statistics in prior years. However, the "All Offenses" category is comparable to prior years.

Howard N. Snyder, Ph.D., Deputy Director for Law Enforcement, Prosecution, Courts, Recidivism, and Special Projects; Alexia D. Cooper, Ph.D., Statistician; Joseph Mulako-Wangota, Ph.D., Information Technology Specialist.

Recommended citation:
Snyder, Howard N.; Cooper, Alexia D.; and Mulako-Wangota, Joseph. Bureau of Justice Statistics. (Insert table title). Generated using the Arrest Data Analysis Tool at (Insert date).