Adult Arrests by County: Beginning 1970

data.ny.gov | Last Updated 10 Jun 2019

The counts of arrests are derived from information transmitted from law enforcement agencies to the Division of Criminal Justice Services Computerized Criminal History database for fingerprintable offenses.An adult arrest is defined as an arrest of a person 16 years old or older or a juvenile offender prosecuted in adult court. Fingerprintable offenses (defined in Criminal Procedure Law §160.10) include any felony, a misdemeanor defined in the penal law, a misdemeanor defined outside the penal law which would constitute a felony if such a person had a previous judgment of conviction for a crime, or loitering for the purpose of engaging in prostitution as defined in subdivision two of Penal Law §240.37.

Tags: arrest, public safety, felony, misdemeanor, dwi

This dataset has the following 13 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
CountycountytextCounty where the adult, finger-printable arrest occurred
YearyearnumberYear the adult arrest occurred
TotaltotalnumberNumber of adult felony and misdemeanor arrests
Felony Totalfelony_totalnumberNumber of adult arrests in which the top charge is an offense for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in excess of one year may be imposed (Penal Law §10.05)
Drug Felonydrug_felonynumberNumber of adult arrests in which the top charge is a felony listed in Penal Law §220 (Controlled Substances) or §221 (Marijuana)
Violent Felonyviolent_felonynumberNumber of adult arrests in which the top charge is a Violent Felony Offense listed in Penal Law §70.02
DWI Felonydwi_felonynumberNumber of adult arrests in which the top charge is a Driving While Intoxicated felony listed in Vehicle and Traffic Law §1192
Other Felonyother_felonynumberNumber of adult arrests in which the top charge is a felony not specified in another category
Misdemeanor Totalmisdemeanor_totalnumber# of adult arrests in which top charge is an offense, not a traffic infraction, for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in excess of 15 days may be imposed, but for which a sentence to term of imprisonment cannot exceed 1 year (Penal Law §10.04)
Drug Misddrug_misdnumberNumber of adult arrests in which the top charge is a Penal Law §220 (Controlled Substances) or §221 (Marijuana) misdemeanor
DWI Misddwi_misdnumber
Property Misdproperty_misdnumberNumber of arrests in which the top charge is a misdemeanor listed in Penal Law §140, 145, 150, 155, and 165
Other Misdother_misdnumberNumber of adult arrests in which the top charge is a misdemeanor not specified in another category