Table 28

Number of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means

Percent of Clearances Involving Persons Under 18 Years of Age

by Population Group, 2014

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
2014
estimated
population
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Total clearances 467,479 7,649 28,444 6,464 80,776 344,146 1,386,842 192,973 1,119,151 74,718 8,848 14,462 272,419,125
Percent under 18 8.6 4.3 15.4 9.5 12.9 7.2 10.3 9.9 10.4 10.7 25.8
TOTAL CITIES Total clearances 366,465 5,883 20,827 4,724 70,850 264,181 1,122,781 138,086 929,156 55,539 6,621 10,492 185,097,227
Percent under 18 8.7 4.5 14.2 9.2 13.3 7.2 10.6 10.5 10.6 11.2 26.9
GROUP I (all cities 250,000 and over) Total clearances 154,003 2,872 8,277 1,176 35,562 106,116 264,768 36,023 210,886 17,859 1,893 72 52,707,748
Percent under 18 8.7 4.9 12.9 7.2 15.1 6.4 10.8 11.4 10.6 12.5 25.3
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) Total clearances 71,081 1,115 3,872 182 17,397 48,515 96,578 12,300 77,964 6,314 532 10 24,299,686
Percent under 18 8.6 5.3 12.3 7.1 15.5 5.9 9.7 9.7 9.8 9.6 22.0
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) Total clearances 44,914 890 2,332 424 9,326 31,942 82,789 11,508 65,715 5,566 681 21 14,344,463
Percent under 18 9.2 4.6 13.4 6.6 16.4 7.0 11.5 13.0 10.9 15.8 22.8
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) Total clearances 38,008 867 2,073 570 8,839 25,659 85,401 12,215 67,207 5,979 680 41 14,063,599
Percent under 18 8.4 4.8 13.2 7.7 13.0 6.5 11.4 11.7 11.2 12.5 30.3
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Total clearances 58,699 1,042 3,336 917 11,969 41,435 178,750 24,241 143,877 10,632 1,184 193 28,851,498
Percent under 18 8.5 4.1 15.0 8.9 12.0 7.1 11.8 11.5 11.8 11.3 24.3
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Total clearances 47,371 605 2,557 765 8,695 34,749 177,497 21,217 148,027 8,253 859 424 29,480,448
Percent under 18 8.5 5.0 13.8 8.2 12.1 7.2 11.6 9.9 11.9 9.9 29.3
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Total clearances 35,429 517 2,154 629 6,307 25,822 168,052 17,306 144,611 6,135 835 761 26,285,490
Percent under 18 9.1 6.2 17.0 9.7 11.4 7.9 10.5 9.8 10.5 10.9 30.4
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Total clearances 35,994 453 2,220 587 4,960 27,774 180,543 19,853 154,525 6,165 864 1,624 25,807,366
Percent under 18 9.1 1.5 15.6 15.8 9.2 8.5 9.8 9.4 9.8 10.7 29.9
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Total clearances 34,969 394 2,283 650 3,357 28,285 153,171 19,446 127,230 6,495 986 7,418 21,964,677
Percent under 18 9.0 2.8 14.2 7.7 11.2 8.4 8.9 10.1 8.7 10.2 25.8
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Total clearances 77,034 1,268 4,910 1,428 8,841 60,587 204,490 38,577 152,057 13,856 1,519 1,720 63,594,611
Percent under 18 8.7 3.4 19.2 10.3 11.2 7.6 9.7 8.9 9.9 9.5 25.6
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Total clearances 23,980 498 2,707 312 1,085 19,378 59,571 16,310 37,938 5,323 708 2,250 23,727,287
Percent under 18 6.8 4.0 17.3 11.2 4.3 5.5 7.3 7.5 7.1 8.7 15.4
SUBURBAN AREA4 Total clearances 139,830 2,008 8,680 2,629 18,608 107,905 513,507 72,514 415,742 25,251 3,030 7,771 116,626,974
Percent under 18 9.2 3.2 18.0 10.9 11.4 8.2 9.7 9.4 9.7 9.7 28.9
  • 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.
  • 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.

Data Declaration

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