Table 26

Percent of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means

by Geographic Region and Division, 2015

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
2015
estimated
population
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 1,131,223 14,392 103,064 7,518 299,232 707,017 7,332,702 1,450,074 5,225,538 657,090 40,260 15,239 294,548,721
Percent cleared by arrest 46.0 61.5 37.8 36.2 29.3 54.0 19.4 12.9 21.9 13.1 20.4
NORTHEAST Offenses known 175,431 1,914 15,531 286 54,964 102,736 926,067 153,688 717,792 54,587 4,435 3,440 55,131,257
Percent cleared by arrest 54.3 61.7 42.1 52.1 36.2 65.6 23.7 17.3 25.7 15.7 26.6
NEW ENGLAND Offenses known 38,959 297 3,981 240 8,798 25,643 243,282 43,776 183,453 16,053 1,058 923 14,206,163
Percent cleared by arrest 48.2 64.3 25.7 48.3 26.9 58.8 18.6 13.7 20.3 12.6 22.5
MIDDLE ATLANTIC Offenses known 136,472 1,617 11,550 46 46,166 77,093 682,785 109,912 534,339 38,534 3,377 2,517 40,925,094
Percent cleared by arrest 56.0 61.2 47.7 71.7 37.9 67.9 25.5 18.7 27.6 16.9 27.9
MIDWEST Offenses known 181,411 2,461 21,557 1,523 43,059 112,811 1,196,340 240,489 862,296 93,555 8,705 3,828 51,109,670
Percent cleared by arrest 41.3 54.9 31.4 36.6 24.4 49.4 19.6 10.9 22.7 13.7 16.2
EAST NORTH CENTRAL Offenses known 108,747 1,523 12,733 1,261 28,877 64,353 693,940 146,544 496,048 51,348 5,336 1,836 30,534,385
Percent cleared by arrest 36.7 47.5 27.6 39.3 22.6 44.6 17.6 9.9 20.6 11.2 14.6
WEST NORTH CENTRAL Offenses known 72,664 938 8,824 262 14,182 48,458 502,400 93,945 366,248 42,207 3,369 1,992 20,575,285
Percent cleared by arrest 48.2 67.0 36.9 23.7 28.0 55.9 22.4 12.4 25.6 16.8 18.8
SOUTH Offenses known 480,571 6,914 38,414 3,893 120,795 310,555 3,182,039 666,963 2,275,629 239,447 14,020 5,871 114,964,068
Percent cleared by arrest 45.0 62.5 42.1 39.5 27.5 51.9 20.5 13.8 22.9 16.1 20.9
SOUTH ATLANTIC Offenses known 236,534 3,635 14,739 3,650 61,789 152,721 1,587,176 321,823 1,150,675 114,678 6,486 2,790 59,461,566
Percent cleared by arrest 46.9 61.7 47.4 41.0 29.3 53.8 21.8 16.2 23.9 17.0 23.9
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL Offenses known 76,392 1,102 6,330 243 16,760 51,957 474,490 110,904 330,362 33,224 2,238 1,272 17,181,649
Percent cleared by arrest 45.6 59.5 41.8 16.9 28.5 51.4 22.6 14.0 25.5 22.2 19.4
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL Offenses known 167,645 2,177 17,345 0 42,246 105,877 1,120,373 234,236 794,592 91,545 5,296 1,809 38,320,853
Percent cleared by arrest 42.1 65.2 37.8 0.0 24.3 49.4 17.7 10.5 20.4 12.7 17.9
WEST Offenses known 293,810 3,103 27,562 1,816 80,414 180,915 2,028,256 388,934 1,369,821 269,501 13,100 2,100 73,343,726
Percent cleared by arrest 45.5 64.7 34.5 26.5 30.1 53.8 15.4 10.8 17.9 9.7 20.4
MOUNTAIN Offenses known 94,953 906 10,775 1,292 20,116 61,864 646,043 123,510 457,245 65,288 3,506 903 23,119,372
Percent cleared by arrest 42.8 67.1 26.4 30.3 26.0 51.0 19.4 10.4 22.9 11.5 24.8
PACIFIC Offenses known 198,857 2,197 16,787 524 60,298 119,051 1,382,213 265,424 912,576 204,213 9,594 1,197 50,224,354
Percent cleared by arrest 46.7 63.7 39.7 17.2 31.4 55.3 13.6 11.0 15.4 9.1 18.8
  • 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 the 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 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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