Table 28

Number of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means

Percent of Clearances Involving Persons Under 18 Years of Age

by Population Group, 2010

Population group 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: Total clearances 440,345 7,234 26,387 76,532 330,192 1,301,561 206,676 1,025,905 68,980 8,871 13,617 247,007,886
Percent under 18 10.2 4.7 11.3 14.0 9.4 15.9 13.5 16.5 13.0 34.3
TOTAL CITIES Total clearances 339,442 5,406 19,137 65,975 248,924 1,038,276 146,993 841,690 49,593 6,502 9,981 167,156,718
Percent under 18 10.4 4.6 10.4 14.3 9.5 16.5 14.3 17.1 13.3 37.3
GROUP I (250,000 and over) Total clearances 123,629 2,530 6,601 28,764 85,734 237,466 37,938 183,799 15,729 1,848 65 41,845,871
Percent under 18 9.1 4.7 8.0 13.3 7.9 15.2 14.3 15.6 13.1 34.6
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) Total clearances 41,682 934 2,216 10,939 27,593 72,113 9,780 58,183 4,150 507 8 14,654,178
Percent under 18 7.9 3.9 7.2 10.7 6.9 12.5 11.2 13.0 9.6 28.2
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) Total clearances 43,092 731 2,184 8,808 31,369 83,381 13,422 64,071 5,888 639 21 14,401,037
Percent under 18 9.2 5.5 8.4 14.3 8.0 15.4 16.4 15.3 14.0 39.7
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) Total clearances 38,855 865 2,201 9,017 26,772 81,972 14,736 61,545 5,691 702 36 12,790,656
Percent under 18 10.3 5.1 8.3 15.4 8.8 17.4 14.4 18.4 14.8 34.6
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Total clearances 57,600 912 2,950 11,988 41,750 169,579 24,525 136,491 8,563 945 175 26,015,237
Percent under 18 11.0 4.2 10.5 16.5 9.6 19.2 16.3 20.1 13.5 39.9
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Total clearances 51,427 745 2,895 9,728 38,059 177,612 24,086 145,805 7,721 1,071 412 28,310,820
Percent under 18 11.2 4.7 11.3 15.8 10.1 18.4 14.0 19.4 13.8 33.7
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Total clearances 37,500 492 2,262 6,586 28,160 154,135 19,108 129,353 5,674 847 717 24,817,340
Percent under 18 11.1 4.5 12.4 14.6 10.3 16.8 13.8 17.3 14.6 41.9
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Total clearances 36,557 443 2,252 5,622 28,240 162,127 21,433 134,518 6,176 892 1,567 24,841,849
Percent under 18 11.0 5.2 12.6 12.4 10.7 15.4 13.3 15.9 12.5 40.6
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Total clearances 32,729 284 2,177 3,287 26,981 137,357 19,903 111,724 5,730 899 7,045 21,325,601
Percent under 18 11.8 4.2 12.2 13.0 11.7 13.8 14.0 13.8 12.2 36.8
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Total clearances 74,258 1,236 4,912 9,046 59,064 196,676 40,081 142,771 13,824 1,594 1,483 56,028,893
Percent under 18 10.4 5.1 13.3 13.6 9.8 14.3 12.6 14.9 12.6 28.4
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Total clearances 26,645 592 2,338 1,511 22,204 66,609 19,602 41,444 5,563 775 2,153 23,822,275
Percent under 18 7.3 4.1 14.0 6.2 6.8 10.6 9.5 11.1 11.5 20.6
SUBURBAN AREAS2 Total clearances 137,484 1,924 8,645 19,108 107,807 475,532 75,979 374,837 24,716 3,175 7,166 105,897,801
Percent under 18 11.3 4.7 13.2 14.1 10.7 15.1 13.2 15.7 12.5 35.9
  • 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.
  • 2 Suburban areas include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants and county law enforcement agencies that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area. Suburban areas exclude all metropolitan agencies associated with a principal city. The agencies associated with suburban areas also appear in other groups within this table.

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