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Table 26

Percent of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means

by Region and Geographic Division, 2012

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
2012
estimated
population
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 1,060,028 13,092 73,574 304,905 668,457 8,015,405 1,897,748 5,459,213 658,444 48,196 14,601 278,152,589
Percent cleared by arrest 46.8 62.5 40.1 28.1 55.8 19.0 12.7 22.0 11.9 20.4
NORTHEAST Offenses known 137,059 1,671 9,513 46,357 79,518 981,920 210,530 711,890 59,500 5,750 3,261 46,037,892
Percent cleared by arrest 49.4 59.1 38.9 29.5 62.0 21.7 15.3 24.1 14.4 24.3
NEW ENGLAND Offenses known 43,093 346 3,670 11,588 27,489 315,814 69,611 226,477 19,726 1,772 898 14,155,466
Percent cleared by arrest 47.7 61.8 27.4 26.4 59.3 17.4 12.6 19.3 11.4 21.8
MIDDLE ATLANTIC Offenses known 93,966 1,325 5,843 34,769 52,029 666,106 140,919 485,413 39,774 3,978 2,363 31,882,426
Percent cleared by arrest 50.2 58.3 46.1 30.6 63.5 23.7 16.6 26.4 15.9 25.5
MIDWEST Offenses known 170,412 2,209 14,857 46,858 106,488 1,367,084 323,722 943,337 100,025 11,591 3,609 48,691,992
Percent cleared by arrest 42.0 51.7 34.0 23.6 51.0 19.3 10.8 23.0 12.0 16.7
EAST NORTH CENTRAL Offenses known 108,129 1,528 9,635 34,078 62,888 809,761 211,201 538,818 59,742 7,534 1,706 28,699,354
Percent cleared by arrest 36.9 44.0 32.6 21.6 45.7 17.7 10.0 21.6 10.7 14.7
WEST NORTH CENTRAL Offenses known 62,283 681 5,222 12,780 43,600 557,323 112,521 404,519 40,283 4,057 1,903 19,992,638
Percent cleared by arrest 50.9 68.9 36.7 29.1 58.7 21.5 12.2 24.9 14.1 20.5
SOUTH Offenses known 480,032 6,226 30,383 128,527 314,896 3,625,960 901,334 2,481,739 242,887 17,417 5,774 112,574,365
Percent cleared by arrest 48.7 66.7 46.0 29.3 56.5 20.0 13.6 22.9 15.0 22.5
SOUTH ATLANTIC Offenses known 249,028 3,248 14,174 70,426 161,180 1,878,854 458,216 1,296,498 124,140 8,702 2,809 60,073,083
Percent cleared by arrest 52.2 69.4 51.8 32.2 60.6 22.0 15.8 24.7 16.2 25.3
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL Offenses known 75,659 1,008 5,049 17,517 52,085 526,947 144,072 352,093 30,782 2,359 1,275 17,045,971
Percent cleared by arrest 45.5 59.9 40.6 27.0 51.9 20.8 13.2 23.9 20.8 19.0
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL Offenses known 155,345 1,970 11,160 40,584 101,631 1,220,159 299,046 833,148 87,965 6,356 1,690 35,455,311
Percent cleared by arrest 44.7 65.8 41.1 25.4 52.3 16.7 10.4 19.6 11.2 19.9
WEST Offenses known 272,525 2,986 18,821 83,163 167,555 2,040,441 462,162 1,322,247 256,032 13,438 1,957 70,848,340
Percent cleared by arrest 45.3 63.4 35.9 27.8 54.8 15.7 11.3 18.6 8.3 19.2
MOUNTAIN Offenses known 79,486 804 7,356 18,413 52,913 614,659 138,726 423,586 52,347 3,743 809 21,950,778
Percent cleared by arrest 46.5 72.6 31.4 26.9 55.0 19.2 10.2 23.2 10.9 25.3
PACIFIC Offenses known 193,039 2,182 11,465 64,750 114,642 1,425,782 323,436 898,661 203,685 9,695 1,148 48,897,562
Percent cleared by arrest 44.8 60.0 38.8 28.1 54.6 14.1 11.8 16.5 7.6 16.8
  • 1 Not all agencies submit data reports for arson to the FBI. Therefore, the agency counts and estimated population presented in this table do not represent participation for the reporting of arson.

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