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Arrests in U.S. from 1990-2018

This chart shows the number of arrests for all offenses in the United States from the years 1990 through 2018.

The highest number of arrests were during President Bill Clinton's two terms in office, over 15 million every year.

During President George W. Bush's two terms in office, the number of arrests every year averaged almost 14 million every year (13.9).

During President Barack Obama's two terms in office, the number of arrests every year averaged almost 12 million (11.9).

During President Donald Trump's first two years, the number of arrests every year averaged 10.4 million.

 

As we can see by this chart, the highest number of annual arrests by police occurred during Bill Clinton's presidency, and has actually DECLINED during every subsequent presidency, from over 15 million/yr to currently 10.4 million/yr.

So basically there are 1/3 fewer arrests now, approximately 33% fewer arrests since Bill Clinton's days in office.

 

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These are the top 5 most common crimes committed in the United States for which people have been arrested:

  • Larceny/Theft (60%)
  • Burglary
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Aggravated Assault (Violent with intent to cause bodily harm)
  • Robbery.

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