US and State Prostitution Arrests, 2001-2010


top 10 states for prostitution arrests by percentage of population and number of arrests 2010


II. Prostitution and Commercialized Vice Arrests by State, 2001-2010

State
(Click state for laws)
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Alabama 90 187 135 173 124 191 182 260 296 74
Alaska 61 58 55 102 123 192 343 159 217 161
Arizona 1,878 1,948 2,160 2,115 1,611 1,518 1,600 1,602 1,503 956
Arkansas 368 327 360 330 301 251 154 316 298 269
California 12,032 12,257 13,776 14,134 13,911 12,908 12,558 13,385 12,904 11,334
Colorado 1,328 1,361 1,010 864 869 497 668 316 651 417
Connecticut 565 527 244 455 493 481 479 523 346 445
Delaware 138 125 157 118 140 105 188 132 67 27
Florida 8,698 7,742 7,529 6,583 5,715 5,443 6,131 6,059 5,296 5,048
Georgia 2,378 1,551 1,628 1,651 1,681 1,540 1,171 1,848 1,702 1,414
Hawaii 480 430 350 255 341 428 N/A 421 315 296
Idaho 2 2 3 4 3 7 10 21 5 13
Illinois 6,097 5,584 69 6,060 4,931 4,736 4,050 3,616 3,473 2,525
Indiana 833 1,127 11 1,504 1,809 198 1,861 1,256 1,185 203
Iowa 253 378 246 170 215 95 149 129 141 123
Kansas N/A 28 19 143 8 212 241 227 239 185
Kentucky 374 332 85 334 509 656 766 539 379 275
Louisiana 428 403 546 538 447 519 548 412 288 257
Maine 70 40 12 30 18 28 42 26 27 10
Maryland 1,101 226 2,371 2,637 1,861 1,694 1,377 1,337 1,322 1,465
Massachusetts 1,619 936 630 809 672 823 1,098 1,229 836 905
Michigan 859 1,820 1,336 1,791 1,776 834 603 761 732 446
Minnesota 61 59 84 40 2,133 1,200 1,119 1,338 1,087 966
State
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2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Mississippi 56 87 102 91 63 171 110 119 225 149
Missouri 1,320 1,275 1,394 1,060 1,271 1,085 320 635 569 338
Montana 2 2 2 N/A 2 N/A 30 11 1 1
Nebraska 364 406 490 312 148 233 182 212 180 148
Nevada 4,054 3,698 4,349 5,301 4,633 4,609 5,430 4,659 4,561 3,738
New Hampshire 9 23 14 40 74 98 27 56 46 24
New Jersey 1,934 2,712 2,106 2,408 2,342 2,022 1,706 1,453 1,372 1,489
New Mexico 412 424 250 412 300 333 348 219 287 347
New York 1,133 1,101 1,605 1,795 1,743 1,765 1,318 824 871 783
North Carolina 1,566 1,190 1,243 693 1,370 1,414 1,492 1,408 1,080 1,145
North Dakota 4 0 0 16 1 2 6 3 4 5
Ohio 2,154 2,055 1,331 1,392 1,282 951 1,472 1,266 1,891 1,724
Oklahoma 400 316 346 555 456 450 434 412 411 247
Oregon 359 269 116 863 635 677 516 752 660 296
Pennsylvania 3,074 2,749 2,685 2,952 2,552 2,380 2,301 2,498 1,871 1,958
Rhode Island 303 384 275 215 110 215 128 216 97 103
South Carolina 165 448 13 34 742 520 654 388 642 624
South Dakota 0 3 0 1 3 4 4 10 14 22
Tennessee 1,360 1,876 1,739 1,562 2,025 2,142 2,219 2,111 2,531 2,387
Texas 6,641 6,879 4,794 6,575 5,999 8,403 8,552 8,784 8,604 7,554
Utah 372 276 241 353 344 512 349 463 550 414
Vermont 5 2 4 3 1 1 2 6 7 5
Virginia 388 417 392 723 737 586 647 558 848 689
Washington 664 1,268 571 574 1,567 1,313 874 694 795 836
West Virginia 1 87 10 58 163 29 233 150 125 114
Wisconsin 881 1,103 120 142 121 690 825 687 371 358
Wyoming 2 2 2 35 3 6 4 34 14 7
State
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2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Sources:  Bureau of Justice Statistics, "Arrest Data Analysis Tool," www.bjs.usdoj.gov (accessed Aug. 23, 2012)
Federal Bureau of Investigation, "Crime in the United States - 2001," fbi.gov (accessed May 4, 2015)


III. National Arrests for Prostitution and Commercialized Vice, 2001-2010


National Arrests 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
(estimated)
Prostitution / commercialized vice 80,854 79,733 75,190 87,872 84,891 79,673 77,607 75,004 71,355 62,668
Source: FBI, "Crime in the United States Arrest Data Tables," www.fbi.gov (accessed Aug. 23, 2012)


The Bureau of Justice Statistics' definition for "prostitution/commercialized vice," available at www.bjs.gov, states: "The unlawful promotion of or participation in sexual activities for profit, including attempts. To solicit customers or transport persons for prostitution purposes; to own, manage, or operate a dwelling or other establishment for the purpose of providing a place where prostitution is performed; or to otherwise assist or promote prostitution."

As of Aug. 28, 2012, the most current national arrest data available for prostitution/commercialized vice were estimates from 2010.