Table 26

Percent of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means

by Geographic Region and Division, 2017

Geographic region/division Violent
crime
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Rape1 Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
Arson2 Number
of
agencies
2017
estimated
population
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 1,177,632 15,657 121,084 293,160 747,731 7,074,399 1,281,083 5,072,970 720,346 40,416 14,975 297,646,423
Percent cleared by arrest 45.6 61.6 34.5 29.7 53.3 17.6 13.5 19.2 13.7 21.7
NORTHEAST Offenses known 169,624 1,931 16,625 48,281 102,787 860,362 126,156 678,346 55,860 4,160 3,452 55,376,980
Percent cleared by arrest 53.9 62.1 36.4 37.0 64.5 22.4 18.3 23.7 16.6 26.0
NEW ENGLAND Offenses known 39,296 333 4,703 8,686 25,574 223,677 36,210 169,848 17,619 1,020 904 14,510,335
Percent cleared by arrest 49.6 54.7 24.9 28.1 61.3 18.3 15.7 19.4 13.5 24.0
MIDDLE ATLANTIC Offenses known 130,328 1,598 11,922 39,595 77,213 636,685 89,946 508,498 38,241 3,140 2,548 40,866,645
Percent cleared by arrest 55.2 63.6 40.9 39.0 65.6 23.9 19.3 25.1 18.1 26.7
MIDWEST Offenses known 195,822 2,822 25,587 42,182 125,231 1,169,400 217,934 840,793 110,673 8,003 3,698 51,194,388
Percent cleared by arrest 41.4 51.6 31.4 23.9 49.0 18.5 11.5 20.9 13.6 18.0
EAST NORTH CENTRAL Offenses known 120,881 1,812 16,118 28,350 74,601 675,263 132,695 481,209 61,359 5,135 1,851 30,938,578
Percent cleared by arrest 37.9 46.2 29.6 22.3 45.5 16.9 10.6 19.4 11.2 16.5
WEST NORTH CENTRAL Offenses known 74,941 1,010 9,469 13,832 50,630 494,137 85,239 359,584 49,314 2,868 1,847 20,255,810
Percent cleared by arrest 46.9 61.2 34.6 27.2 54.2 20.6 12.9 22.9 16.6 20.8
SOUTH Offenses known 489,912 7,461 44,547 115,014 322,890 3,007,175 576,124 2,172,813 258,238 13,464 5,798 115,159,534
Percent cleared by arrest 45.0 63.4 38.9 29.0 51.2 18.7 14.7 20.0 17.3 23.2
SOUTH ATLANTIC Offenses known 231,554 3,702 18,030 57,511 152,311 1,494,461 269,389 1,105,039 120,033 6,145 2,694 59,852,966
Percent cleared by arrest 48.3 64.3 44.6 32.8 54.3 20.5 17.5 21.4 18.6 26.6
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL Offenses known 80,926 1,325 6,735 15,898 56,968 466,860 98,469 325,242 43,149 2,276 1,261 17,181,666
Percent cleared by arrest 44.5 60.2 39.1 28.2 49.3 21.6 15.5 23.3 22.8 25.0
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL Offenses known 177,432 2,434 19,782 41,605 113,611 1,045,854 208,266 742,532 95,056 5,043 1,843 38,124,902
Percent cleared by arrest 40.9 64.0 33.6 24.0 47.9 14.9 10.8 16.3 13.2 18.4
WEST Offenses known 322,274 3,443 34,325 87,683 196,823 2,037,462 360,869 1,381,018 295,575 14,789 2,027 75,915,521
Percent cleared by arrest 44.6 65.6 30.1 29.4 53.5 13.4 11.1 14.7 9.9 21.0
MOUNTAIN Offenses known 103,289 1,197 13,474 21,609 67,009 648,287 116,834 452,579 78,874 3,495 868 23,307,076
Percent cleared by arrest 43.3 68.6 24.9 24.8 52.6 17.2 11.4 19.8 10.9 26.5
PACIFIC Offenses known 218,985 2,246 20,851 66,074 129,814 1,389,175 244,035 928,439 216,701 11,294 1,159 52,608,445
Percent cleared by arrest 45.1 64.0 33.5 30.9 53.9 11.5 11.0 12.2 9.5 19.3
  • 1 The figures shown in the rape column include only those reported by law enforcement agencies that used the revised Uniform Crime Reporting definition of rape. See the data declaration for further explanation.
  • 2 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.

Data Declaration

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