Table 26

Percent of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means

by Geographic Region and Division, 2018

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
2018
estimated
population
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 1,147,991 14,786 127,258 260,709 745,238 6,677,611 1,128,351 4,812,405 701,248 35,607 15,325 302,194,936
Percent cleared by arrest 45.5 62.3 33.4 30.4 52.5 17.6 13.9 18.9 13.8 22.4
NORTHEAST Offenses known 162,197 1,904 17,278 41,511 101,504 798,211 106,772 633,893 54,018 3,528 3,525 55,710,493
Percent cleared by arrest 54.8 61.8 36.3 38.6 64.5 22.7 19.7 23.6 17.7 29.7
NEW ENGLAND Offenses known 37,110 285 4,937 7,273 24,615 206,383 30,414 158,042 17,072 855 911 14,637,644
Percent cleared by arrest 50.7 56.1 26.2 30.4 61.6 18.6 16.6 19.5 13.2 29.9
MIDDLE ATLANTIC Offenses known 125,087 1,619 12,341 34,238 76,889 591,828 76,358 475,851 36,946 2,673 2,614 41,072,849
Percent cleared by arrest 56.0 62.8 40.3 40.3 65.4 24.1 21.0 24.9 19.8 29.6
MIDWEST Offenses known 185,908 2,566 26,613 34,239 122,490 1,053,286 183,238 758,616 104,696 6,736 3,831 51,287,831
Percent cleared by arrest 41.7 56.0 32.1 25.1 48.1 18.4 11.8 20.6 13.7 17.5
EAST NORTH CENTRAL Offenses known 116,850 1,650 17,089 23,265 74,846 609,503 111,596 436,330 57,400 4,177 1,848 30,981,094
Percent cleared by arrest 39.9 50.5 30.9 23.4 46.8 17.2 11.3 19.4 11.8 17.6
WEST NORTH CENTRAL Offenses known 69,058 916 9,524 10,974 47,644 443,783 71,642 322,286 47,296 2,559 1,983 20,306,737
Percent cleared by arrest 44.8 66.0 34.2 28.7 50.2 20.1 12.7 22.3 16.0 17.2
SOUTH Offenses known 477,475 7,146 46,886 102,775 320,668 2,878,560 508,546 2,092,984 265,835 11,195 5,893 118,755,909
Percent cleared by arrest 44.2 63.4 36.6 28.9 49.8 18.8 14.9 19.9 17.1 24.0
SOUTH ATLANTIC Offenses known 226,961 3,689 19,464 51,508 152,300 1,425,437 234,817 1,064,646 120,587 5,387 2,772 62,414,752
Percent cleared by arrest 48.5 65.9 44.4 33.7 53.6 20.8 18.2 21.5 18.9 28.3
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL Offenses known 78,143 1,225 6,597 14,327 55,994 440,256 84,736 308,497 45,118 1,905 1,259 17,273,677
Percent cleared by arrest 44.7 60.7 40.7 28.1 49.0 21.4 15.2 23.0 22.4 21.9
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL Offenses known 172,371 2,232 20,825 36,940 112,374 1,012,867 188,993 719,841 100,130 3,903 1,862 39,067,480
Percent cleared by arrest 38.3 60.6 27.9 22.5 45.0 14.9 10.6 16.2 12.6 19.2
WEST Offenses known 322,411 3,170 36,481 82,184 200,576 1,947,554 329,795 1,326,912 276,699 14,148 2,076 76,440,703
Percent cleared by arrest 45.0 65.5 29.1 30.3 53.6 13.2 11.5 14.2 10.0 21.8
MOUNTAIN Offenses known 102,054 1,050 14,185 18,154 68,665 607,292 102,302 428,216 73,661 3,113 877 23,521,163
Percent cleared by arrest 43.8 66.3 25.6 27.4 51.5 17.0 11.9 19.1 11.1 25.0
PACIFIC Offenses known 220,357 2,120 22,296 64,030 131,911 1,340,262 227,493 898,696 203,038 11,035 1,199 52,919,540
Percent cleared by arrest 45.5 65.1 31.3 31.1 54.6 11.5 11.4 11.8 9.6 20.9
  • 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.

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