Table 26

Percent of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means

by Geographic Region and Division, 2014

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
2014
estimated
population
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 1,085,156 12,879 83,309 16,456 297,819 674,693 7,515,512 1,573,560 5,302,190 639,762 42,539 15,033 292,235,983
Percent cleared by arrest 47.4 64.5 38.5 39.3 29.6 56.3 20.2 13.6 23.0 12.8 21.7
NORTHEAST Offenses known 177,782 1,844 12,687 1,553 58,087 103,611 1,001,894 177,916 766,870 57,108 4,880 3,463 55,293,073
Percent cleared by arrest 54.0 62.0 42.3 37.2 34.6 66.4 23.8 16.6 26.1 15.7 26.8
NEW ENGLAND Offenses known 40,061 278 3,522 595 10,187 25,479 269,378 51,003 201,428 16,947 1,248 911 14,181,455
Percent cleared by arrest 48.7 61.2 26.6 45.4 27.5 60.2 19.0 13.5 20.9 12.5 26.9
MIDDLE ATLANTIC Offenses known 137,721 1,566 9,165 958 47,900 78,132 732,516 126,913 565,442 40,161 3,632 2,552 41,111,618
Percent cleared by arrest 55.6 62.2 48.4 32.0 36.2 68.5 25.6 17.9 27.9 17.0 26.7
MIDWEST Offenses known 176,435 2,135 19,957 1,722 44,508 108,113 1,248,274 263,624 883,480 101,170 8,614 3,697 50,473,350
Percent cleared by arrest 41.9 58.5 33.2 43.4 24.0 50.4 19.6 10.8 23.1 12.0 18.1
EAST NORTH CENTRAL Offenses known 110,153 1,407 12,170 1,323 31,521 63,732 736,625 166,272 511,105 59,248 5,131 1,784 30,241,642
Percent cleared by arrest 36.8 55.5 29.4 45.8 21.9 44.9 17.9 9.9 21.4 9.6 16.8
WEST NORTH CENTRAL Offenses known 66,282 728 7,787 399 12,987 44,381 511,649 97,352 372,375 41,922 3,483 1,913 20,231,708
Percent cleared by arrest 50.3 64.4 39.1 35.6 29.0 58.4 22.1 12.3 25.4 15.4 20.1
SOUTH Offenses known 462,802 6,051 34,100 5,010 119,573 298,068 3,306,962 729,655 2,343,728 233,579 15,695 5,787 113,904,617
Percent cleared by arrest 47.3 66.5 43.1 42.5 29.1 54.8 21.2 14.3 24.0 15.7 23.3
SOUTH ATLANTIC Offenses known 235,134 3,188 12,657 4,661 62,869 151,759 1,693,118 364,325 1,216,121 112,672 6,994 2,750 60,222,556
Percent cleared by arrest 50.5 66.5 51.4 43.4 32.0 57.9 22.8 16.6 25.2 16.9 25.9
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL Offenses known 73,187 953 5,943 341 16,655 49,295 489,979 119,375 339,400 31,204 3,214 1,252 16,997,430
Percent cleared by arrest 47.4 65.4 44.9 29.6 30.2 53.3 23.0 14.0 26.2 22.3 24.1
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL Offenses known 154,481 1,910 15,500 8 40,049 97,014 1,123,865 245,955 788,207 89,703 5,487 1,785 36,684,631
Percent cleared by arrest 42.5 67.1 35.7 12.5 24.0 50.7 18.2 11.0 21.1 11.8 19.7
WEST Offenses known 268,137 2,849 16,565 8,171 75,651 164,901 1,958,382 402,365 1,308,112 247,905 13,350 2,086 72,564,943
Percent cleared by arrest 47.0 66.3 32.5 36.9 29.8 56.4 16.8 12.7 19.4 9.7 20.3
MOUNTAIN Offenses known 83,670 863 9,762 1,255 18,714 53,076 624,771 125,877 442,695 56,199 4,122 898 22,533,408
Percent cleared by arrest 45.6 70.9 28.2 38.2 26.5 55.4 20.8 11.3 24.6 12.3 23.0
PACIFIC Offenses known 184,467 1,986 6,803 6,916 56,937 111,825 1,333,611 276,488 865,417 191,706 9,228 1,188 50,031,535
Percent cleared by arrest 47.6 64.2 38.8 36.6 30.9 56.9 14.9 13.4 16.7 8.9 19.0
  • 1 The figures shown in the rape (revised definition) column include only those reported by law enforcement agencies that used the revised Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) definition of rape. See the data declaration for further explanation.
  • 2 The figures shown in the rape (legacy definition) column include only those reported by law enforcement agencies that used the legacy UCR definition of rape. See the 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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