Table 28

Number of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means

Percent of Clearances Involving Persons Under 18 Years of Age

by Population Group, 2013

Population group 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: Total clearances 477,735 7,761 18,646 13,687 86,094 351,547 1,429,145 208,967 1,133,743 86,435 8,490 14,330 269,053,710
Percent under 18 8.8 3.6 16.9 9.4 13.1 7.4 10.8 9.9 11.1 8.9 27.9
TOTAL CITIES Total clearances 375,727 5,896 12,789 10,749 75,979 270,314 1,150,297 151,232 943,231 55,834 6,238 10,478 183,975,386
Percent under 18 8.9 3.6 15.9 8.8 13.3 7.4 11.2 10.5 11.4 10.5 29.8
GROUP I (all cities 250,000 and over) Total clearances 161,223 3,002 4,133 4,397 39,286 110,405 285,722 41,668 225,484 18,570 1,800 72 52,805,569
Percent under 18 8.9 3.5 15.4 6.6 15.2 6.7 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.3 30.3
1,000,000 and over (Group 1 subset) Total clearances 71,801 1,200 901 2,314 18,377 49,009 101,185 13,650 81,889 5,646 413 9 23,015,250
Percent under 18 8.6 2.7 18.0 4.9 15.6 6.1 9.9 9.6 10.0 8.7 26.6
500,000 to 999,999 (Group 1 subset) Total clearances 50,807 970 1,791 1,156 11,525 35,365 98,101 14,643 76,709 6,749 723 23 15,934,732
Percent under 18 9.5 3.1 16.5 7.7 16.1 7.3 11.9 12.8 11.6 13.8 31.3
250,000 to 499,999 (Group 1 subset) Total clearances 38,615 832 1,441 927 9,384 26,031 86,436 13,375 66,886 6,175 664 40 13,855,587
Percent under 18 8.6 5.0 12.3 9.6 13.2 6.8 12.0 10.9 12.2 11.1 31.5
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Total clearances 59,153 995 1,866 1,933 12,560 41,799 182,420 25,447 146,686 10,287 1,023 191 28,457,842
Percent under 18 8.7 5.0 16.2 7.4 12.0 7.5 12.8 12.2 13.1 10.8 27.9
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Total clearances 47,460 598 1,899 1,254 8,871 34,838 174,742 22,361 144,834 7,547 903 420 29,118,053
Percent under 18 8.8 3.5 14.7 10.4 12.6 7.5 12.7 10.2 13.2 10.9 33.1
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Total clearances 35,534 476 1,552 998 6,429 26,079 170,020 18,868 144,740 6,412 726 745 25,674,031
Percent under 18 9.0 2.9 17.5 11.1 10.3 8.2 10.8 9.7 11.1 9.1 31.5
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Total clearances 36,831 444 1,789 1,038 5,338 28,222 183,186 21,925 154,871 6,390 799 1,634 25,893,377
Percent under 18 9.2 3.6 18.1 13.1 9.0 8.7 10.3 9.1 10.5 9.7 30.7
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Total clearances 35,526 381 1,550 1,129 3,495 28,971 154,207 20,963 126,616 6,628 987 7,416 22,026,514
Percent under 18 8.7 2.6 14.5 12.2 11.4 8.0 9.2 9.6 9.1 9.0 25.6
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Total clearances 78,325 1,280 3,468 2,298 9,103 62,176 217,766 40,476 151,736 25,554 1,633 1,657 61,501,709
Percent under 18 9.0 3.5 21.0 11.4 12.1 7.9 9.4 8.9 10.3 5.2 25.7
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Total clearances 23,683 585 2,389 640 1,012 19,057 61,082 17,259 38,776 5,047 619 2,195 23,576,615
Percent under 18 6.8 3.2 15.9 11.9 4.6 5.7 7.5 7.6 7.2 9.4 15.0
SUBURBAN AREA4 Total clearances 143,079 1,998 6,268 4,213 19,526 111,074 532,615 77,841 417,021 37,753 3,113 7,711 114,428,508
Percent under 18 9.3 3.3 19.5 12.0 11.5 8.4 9.8 9.2 10.2 6.4 28.3
  • 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.
  • 4 Suburban area includes law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants and county law enforcement agencies that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area. Suburban area excludes 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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