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Table 28

Number of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means

Percent of Clearances Involving Persons Under 18 Years of Age

by Population Group, 2012

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
2012
estimated
population
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Total clearances 442,506 7,384 26,474 76,985 331,663 1,383,878 215,979 1,096,464 71,435 9,253 13,873 257,144,425
Percent under 18 8.8 3.8 11.4 11.6 8.1 12.4 11.0 12.7 11.2 30.1
TOTAL CITIES Total clearances 341,447 5,540 19,351 66,412 250,144 1,102,821 152,552 898,297 51,972 6,835 10,233 172,837,062
Percent under 18 8.9 4.0 11.0 11.8 8.1 12.8 11.7 13.1 11.3 31.9
GROUP I (250,000 and over) Total clearances 124,675 2,594 6,674 29,315 86,092 241,194 37,957 186,572 16,665 1,998 68 42,819,253
Percent under 18 8.3 4.2 8.7 12.0 7.1 12.5 12.1 12.7 11.2 29.3
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) Total clearances 39,640 913 2,384 10,417 25,926 67,606 10,104 52,988 4,514 533 8 14,496,403
Percent under 18 7.2 1.8 7.3 10.0 6.3 10.2 10.1 10.4 8.1 31.0
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) Total clearances 47,089 824 2,165 9,827 34,273 86,755 14,250 66,091 6,414 709 22 15,067,317
Percent under 18 9.1 5.7 9.8 13.8 7.7 13.5 13.6 13.4 13.5 29.1
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) Total clearances 37,946 857 2,125 9,071 25,893 86,833 13,603 67,493 5,737 756 38 13,255,533
Percent under 18 8.4 5.4 9.1 12.3 7.1 13.2 12.0 13.7 10.9 28.3
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Total clearances 59,198 950 3,149 12,473 42,626 178,384 25,851 142,974 9,559 1,205 187 27,761,703
Percent under 18 8.8 4.5 11.5 12.3 7.7 14.6 13.4 15.0 11.3 31.1
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Total clearances 48,463 605 2,717 8,835 36,306 174,748 23,755 143,547 7,446 1,006 412 28,566,757
Percent under 18 9.3 3.0 10.9 12.7 8.5 14.3 11.4 15.0 11.7 31.2
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Total clearances 38,430 531 2,287 6,768 28,844 177,978 21,045 150,933 6,000 924 758 26,232,274
Percent under 18 9.4 2.6 13.3 11.2 8.8 13.0 11.0 13.3 12.6 35.5
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Total clearances 37,317 502 2,386 5,470 28,959 182,979 23,212 153,354 6,413 849 1,616 25,611,040
Percent under 18 9.3 3.2 12.6 10.0 9.0 11.6 10.9 11.8 10.9 32.9
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Total clearances 33,364 358 2,138 3,551 27,317 147,538 20,732 120,917 5,889 853 7,192 21,846,035
Percent under 18 10.0 6.7 12.8 10.1 9.8 10.8 11.2 10.8 10.6 35.4
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Total clearances 77,576 1,236 4,923 9,365 62,052 214,856 44,807 156,105 13,944 1,627 1,561 60,664,315
Percent under 18 9.2 3.4 12.4 11.5 8.7 11.2 10.0 11.6 10.9 28.5
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Total clearances 23,483 608 2,200 1,208 19,467 66,201 18,620 42,062 5,519 791 2,079 23,643,048
Percent under 18 6.5 2.8 13.8 4.1 5.9 8.6 7.8 8.6 10.6 17.1
SUBURBAN AREAS2 Total clearances 143,481 2,001 8,936 19,935 112,609 532,979 84,654 422,696 25,629 3,235 7,534 113,428,377
Percent under 18 9.7 3.5 12.5 11.4 9.3 11.5 10.4 11.8 10.7 32.4
  • 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.
  • 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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