Yes, America is the world's most incarcerating nation. But take solace in this: Fewer people are arrested in America every year, according to the FBI's annual Uniform Crime Reporting data.
They just keep getting arrested for the same few things.
Exactly 9,536,787 people made up the 12.4 million arrests in America last year, according to the FBI's annual survey of the nation's police agencies. And police are kept most busy by three common offenses: drugs, drinking and driving, and theft comprise 30 percent of all arrests — but not in that order.