Table 26

Percent of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means

by Region and Geographic Division, 2010

Region/geographic division Violent
crime
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Forcible
rape
Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
Arson1 Number
of
agencies
2010
estimated
population
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 1,080,242 12,760 73,934 315,115 678,433 8,064,964 1,936,341 5,466,667 661,956 50,567 14,565 271,571,110
Percent cleared by arrest 47.2 64.8 40.3 28.2 56.4 18.3 12.4 21.1 11.8 19.0
NORTHEAST Offenses known 144,316 1,738 9,307 48,353 84,918 986,715 208,150 714,652 63,913 5,945 3,241 44,904,941
Percent cleared by arrest 50.5 58.8 44.5 30.4 62.5 21.1 15.0 23.4 14.8 23.8
NEW ENGLAND Offenses known 46,824 410 3,452 11,974 30,988 324,804 72,690 229,547 22,567 1,893 886 13,984,258
Percent cleared by arrest 50.0 49.8 33.9 27.5 60.4 16.4 12.5 18.2 10.8 21.9
MIDDLE ATLANTIC Offenses known 97,492 1,328 5,855 36,379 53,930 661,911 135,460 485,105 41,346 4,052 2,355 30,920,683
Percent cleared by arrest 50.8 61.6 50.7 31.3 63.7 23.4 16.4 25.9 17.0 24.7
MIDWEST Offenses known 171,142 2,059 15,098 48,606 105,379 1,404,806 338,207 966,971 99,628 11,425 3,598 49,299,959
Percent cleared by arrest 41.4 52.0 32.6 23.2 50.9 17.9 10.2 21.3 11.8 15.7
EAST NORTH CENTRAL Offenses known 109,773 1,350 10,228 36,059 62,136 862,236 226,863 572,242 63,131 7,731 1,714 29,721,234
Percent cleared by arrest 35.5 46.0 30.1 21.5 44.3 16.2 9.5 19.5 10.2 14.0
WEST NORTH CENTRAL Offenses known 61,369 709 4,870 12,547 43,243 542,570 111,344 394,729 36,497 3,694 1,884 19,578,725
Percent cleared by arrest 52.0 63.5 38.0 28.3 60.3 20.7 11.8 23.8 14.6 19.4
SOUTH Offenses known 488,421 6,062 29,871 133,437 319,051 3,708,735 947,810 2,503,874 257,051 19,093 5,774 108,009,812
Percent cleared by arrest 49.3 70.1 45.7 29.7 57.4 18.7 13.0 21.3 14.5 21.1
SOUTH ATLANTIC Offenses known 258,388 3,202 13,692 73,379 168,115 1,878,157 474,079 1,270,844 133,234 8,881 2,826 56,470,869
Percent cleared by arrest 51.8 69.6 50.8 31.7 60.3 20.5 15.2 22.9 15.7 24.4
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL Offenses known 68,235 867 5,082 17,585 44,701 535,921 146,705 356,234 32,982 2,737 1,267 16,808,518
Percent cleared by arrest 45.2 66.7 40.3 26.5 52.7 18.5 12.1 21.4 15.9 20.4
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL Offenses known 161,798 1,993 11,097 42,473 106,235 1,294,657 327,026 876,796 90,835 7,475 1,681 34,730,425
Percent cleared by arrest 46.9 72.3 41.8 27.6 54.7 16.3 10.1 19.0 12.3 17.4
WEST Offenses known 276,363 2,901 19,658 84,719 169,085 1,964,708 442,174 1,281,170 241,364 14,104 1,952 69,356,398
Percent cleared by arrest 45.4 66.3 36.1 27.5 55.0 16.3 11.7 19.4 8.2 16.7
MOUNTAIN Offenses known 78,522 831 7,275 18,028 52,388 611,125 138,485 418,592 54,048 3,792 802 21,211,428
Percent cleared by arrest 48.4 72.1 35.5 28.7 56.7 19.0 10.5 22.9 10.3 21.1
PACIFIC Offenses known 197,841 2,070 12,383 66,691 116,697 1,353,583 303,689 862,578 187,316 10,312 1,150 48,144,970
Percent cleared by arrest 44.1 64.0 36.5 27.2 54.3 15.1 12.3 17.7 7.6 15.0
  • 1 Not all agencies submit reports for arson to the FBI. As a result, the number of reports the FBI uses to compute the percent of offenses cleared for arson is less than the number it uses to compute the percent of offenses cleared for all other offenses.

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