Table 26

Percent of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means

by Geographic Region and Division, 2013

Geographic region/division Violent
crime
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Rape (revised
definition)1
Rape (legacy
definition)2
Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
Arson3 Number
of
agencies
2013
estimated
population
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 1,093,431 13,075 54,598 34,271 319,047 672,440 7,946,255 1,774,472 5,515,119 656,664 43,356 14,943 288,502,854
Percent cleared by arrest 48.1 64.1 40.6 40.0 29.4 57.7 19.7 13.1 22.4 14.2 20.7
NORTHEAST Offenses known 186,289 1,921 7,261 4,248 65,237 107,622 1,070,663 202,634 806,176 61,853 4,656 3,378 54,753,322
Percent cleared by arrest 53.6 61.7 42.9 48.8 33.5 66.6 22.8 16.3 25.1 14.5 26.6
NEW ENGLAND Offenses known 43,381 305 3,588 838 11,840 26,810 297,296 61,880 215,959 19,457 1,378 905 14,190,950
Percent cleared by arrest 48.4 59.7 27.6 77.9 26.9 59.6 18.0 12.8 20.1 11.2 25.4
MIDDLE ATLANTIC Offenses known 142,908 1,616 3,673 3,410 53,397 80,812 773,367 140,754 590,217 42,396 3,278 2,473 40,562,372
Percent cleared by arrest 55.2 62.1 57.9 41.7 34.9 68.9 24.7 17.9 26.9 16.0 27.1
MIDWEST Offenses known 177,502 2,291 18,232 2,697 47,954 106,328 1,346,215 305,039 937,543 103,633 9,576 3,725 50,729,277
Percent cleared by arrest 42.7 51.7 34.8 40.6 23.9 52.3 19.2 10.9 22.7 12.1 17.8
EAST NORTH CENTRAL Offenses known 112,755 1,573 11,157 1,985 35,257 62,783 804,943 198,113 544,471 62,359 6,157 1,801 30,465,107
Percent cleared by arrest 37.5 44.6 32.3 38.8 21.7 47.1 17.5 10.0 21.1 10.1 15.4
WEST NORTH CENTRAL Offenses known 64,747 718 7,075 712 12,697 43,545 541,272 106,926 393,072 41,274 3,419 1,924 20,264,170
Percent cleared by arrest 51.7 67.4 38.7 45.4 30.2 59.9 21.8 12.4 25.0 15.1 22.0
SOUTH Offenses known 462,284 5,932 21,018 13,863 125,257 296,214 3,467,593 817,650 2,418,222 231,721 15,590 5,726 111,101,515
Percent cleared by arrest 48.9 67.9 46.9 42.9 29.7 57.1 21.0 13.9 23.4 20.5 22.1
SOUTH ATLANTIC Offenses known 235,606 3,075 11,933 4,618 66,976 149,004 1,738,947 402,439 1,224,665 111,843 7,218 2,702 57,423,278
Percent cleared by arrest 51.8 68.3 53.2 46.0 32.4 60.2 23.1 16.3 24.9 27.2 26.0
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL Offenses known 70,652 910 5,677 541 16,260 47,264 500,316 128,241 342,354 29,721 2,703 1,240 16,768,901
Percent cleared by arrest 48.4 68.5 43.3 40.3 30.3 55.0 22.3 13.8 25.5 21.3 19.6
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL Offenses known 156,026 1,947 3,408 8,704 42,021 99,946 1,228,330 286,970 851,203 90,157 5,669 1,784 36,909,336
Percent cleared by arrest 44.8 67.0 31.1 41.5 25.3 53.3 17.5 10.5 20.4 11.8 18.2
WEST Offenses known 267,356 2,931 8,087 13,463 80,599 162,276 2,061,784 449,149 1,353,178 259,457 13,534 2,114 71,918,740
Percent cleared by arrest 46.4 67.7 35.2 34.1 28.9 56.3 16.1 11.9 18.8 9.3 19.0
MOUNTAIN Offenses known 81,980 913 5,071 4,630 18,164 53,202 646,172 136,733 454,766 54,673 3,943 891 22,062,396
Percent cleared by arrest 46.3 71.1 81.3 26.5 28.0 54.9 19.7 10.7 23.3 12.0 22.6
PACIFIC Offenses known 185,376 2,018 3,016 8,833 62,435 109,074 1,415,612 312,416 898,412 204,784 9,591 1,223 49,856,344
Percent cleared by arrest 46.5 66.1 35.5 38.2 29.2 57.0 14.5 12.4 16.5 8.6 17.6
  • 1 The figures shown in this column for the offense of rape were reported using the revised Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) definition of rape. See Data Declaration for further explanation.
  • 2 The figures shown in this column for the offense of rape were reported using the legacy UCR definition of rape. See Data Declaration for further explanation.
  • 3 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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