Using 2012 data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, I’ve graphed select offenses by age and gender.

The top graphs show, for women and men separately, a timeseries of the number of people arrested by age from 15-24. Outside this age range, the FBI compiles the data into greater than one year bins. The scales on the graphs are identical, so you can compare curves for a given offense between the sexes. Not surprisingly, the arrest numbers for men are higher, but the order of which offenses are most common is not the same, and the shapes of the curves differ.

The lower graph shows the gender balance of arrests for a given type of offense. Offenders of all ages are included in these data. The highest percentage for men is forcible rape (99.1%); for women, it’s prostitution (67.7%). The closest offense to an even split is embezzlement (51.6% of arrests are men).

Offenses that include violence generally have higher percentages of male arrests. For example, larceny is only 56.9% male arrests, but robbery is 87% male arrests. Overall, violent crimes are 80.1% male arrests, while property crimes are 62.6% male arrests. The gender balance for all arrests is 73.8% male.

Data source: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2012/crime-in-the-u.s.-2012/persons-arrested/persons-arrested (Tables 39, 40, and 42)

Posted on 22 January, 2014

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