Total Arrests by Age, 2007

The following table lists the total number and percent distribution of arrests in the United States during 2007, according to age of persons arrested.

  Number
of arrests
Percent
distribution
Total, all ages 10,698,310 100.0%
Total, under 18 1,649,977 15.4
Total, under 15 461,937 4.3
18 509,517 4.8
17 455,976 4.3
16 405,753 3.8
15 326,311 3.1
13–14 355,009 3.3
10–12 93,571 0.9
Under 10 13,357 0.1
NOTE: Because of rounding, the percentages may not add up to total.
Source: Crime in the United States, 2008, FBI, Uniform Crime Reports.

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