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December 6, 2017 BY the editor

So (statistically) by first name, who is committing the crimes in Florida and your home state?


In every state, the name most commonly associated with crimes committed were ranked. Interestingly, the same names crop up multiple times. Juan and Jeremy each appear in a whopping seven states apiece – the Midwest is most common for Jeremy, while the East is Juan’s predominant region. Jesse, Johnny, and Randy make three appearances each.

Which names top the criminal list in only one state? Eric is the top name in New Hampshire, Howard takes the top spot in North Dakota, and Jason is the winner in Maine. And not every name belongs to a man: Theresa tops the list in Vermont, and Melissa claims No. 1 in Delaware. 

20 Common Names For Criminals

Based on arrest numbers, people with 20 names have the most crimes committed per 100,000 people with these names. All are male (or gender-neutral, in Terry’s case). Notice any other similarities? Interestingly, 9 of the 20 names start with a “J,” and 9 of the 20 end with a “y.” And both feature in the top two names: Jeremy (with nearly 120 arrests per 100,000 Jeremys) and Johnny (with 114 arrests). The majority contain two syllables – only Jeremy, Timothy, Joshua, and Christopher have three.


Which Names Fit The Crime?


Looking at separate types of crime paints an interesting picture. Good old Jeremy sweeps two categories: robbery and driving-related offenses. Johnny’s a bit rough around the edges too, thanks to a penchant for assault and fraud. Alan is No. 1 for murder arrests, Randy tops the list for drug offenses, and Wayne has the most parole/court date violation arrests.


Crimes by Name: Who Commits What?


Among the top 10 criminal names (from Jeremy to Joshua), the most common crime committed by every name is assault. Robbery takes second place for 7 of the 10 names, while the other three are drug-related crimes. The chart has a few surprises. Murder only makes the top 5 crimes for one name: Terry. Fraud only makes the top 5 for Johnny, Jason, and Jerry. Johnny has the most parole/court date violations but the fewest robbery arrests.

Conclusion

Research has shown that first names may predict a person’s behavior at school, employment prospects, and even success in certain fields. And though the jury’s still out on how strongly names correlate with a life of crime, you can’t deny there are some interesting trends.

Names that start with “J” and names that end with “y” dominate the top 20 list of criminal names. And while people with some names commit multiple types of crimes, others appear to be destined to commit a specific type.

Analysis Approach

We analyzed data from 30,000 unique arrestees and gathered information on their first names and their criminal charges at the time of their arrest. We then matched the names with the Social Security Administration’s Top Names Over the Last 100 Years in order to determine general name popularity.


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December 10, 2017

"Bad Boys" is a 1987 song by the Jamaican reggae band Inner Circle, which obtained high popularity in the United States after its re-release in 1993, peaking at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 7 on the Top 40 Mainstream. It is well known as the opening theme to the U.S. TV show Cops.

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