Table 28

Number of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means

Percent of Clearances Involving Persons Under 18 Years of Age

by Population Group, 2018

Population group 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: Total clearances 522,452 9,218 42,565 79,229 391,440 1,172,549 156,444 911,078 97,034 7,993 15,325 302,194,936
Percent under 18 8.0 4.9 15.3 12.2 6.5 8.5 8.3 8.0 12.2 17.0
TOTAL CITIES Total clearances 398,221 6,991 29,881 67,755 293,594 920,820 109,653 734,342 71,025 5,800 10,971 204,451,288
Percent under 18 8.0 5.1 14.2 12.2 6.4 8.4 8.5 7.9 12.6 17.3
GROUP I (all cities 250,000 and over) Total clearances 165,949 3,321 10,863 34,267 117,498 222,652 31,981 164,678 24,317 1,676 84 60,183,883
Percent under 18 7.6 5.1 12.6 13.4 5.5 8.1 7.4 7.5 12.6 12.0
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) Total clearances 70,661 1,097 4,127 15,898 49,539 74,994 10,311 56,555 7,741 387 10 25,167,857
Percent under 18 7.3 4.6 11.7 14.8 4.6 6.5 5.5 6.4 8.7 7.5
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) Total clearances 53,572 1,241 3,512 10,218 38,601 73,620 11,574 52,771 8,612 663 26 18,736,687
Percent under 18 7.4 5.0 13.6 11.9 5.8 8.0 8.0 7.0 14.0 12.4
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) Total clearances 41,716 983 3,224 8,151 29,358 74,038 10,096 55,352 7,964 626 48 16,279,339
Percent under 18 8.1 5.9 12.9 12.5 6.5 9.7 8.5 9.2 14.8 14.4
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Total clearances 64,357 1,310 5,053 11,415 46,579 145,486 18,362 112,467 13,674 983 219 32,568,127
Percent under 18 7.6 5.6 14.7 11.1 6.0 9.4 9.0 8.9 13.9 17.0
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Total clearances 54,931 756 4,395 9,078 40,702 147,815 16,756 119,784 10,313 962 477 33,353,799
Percent under 18 7.8 4.1 14.4 11.2 6.4 9.3 8.8 9.0 12.5 18.8
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Total clearances 38,754 624 3,427 5,715 28,988 141,156 14,034 118,842 7,582 698 833 28,920,904
Percent under 18 8.6 4.6 16.3 10.8 7.4 8.3 8.7 7.9 14.0 21.3
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Total clearances 37,582 543 3,182 4,341 29,516 143,564 14,687 120,470 7,739 668 1,703 27,136,547
Percent under 18 8.4 4.6 15.9 9.3 7.6 7.5 8.2 7.1 11.0 19.2
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Total clearances 36,648 437 2,961 2,939 30,311 120,147 13,833 98,101 7,400 813 7,655 22,288,028
Percent under 18 9.6 7.1 14.8 13.3 8.8 7.8 9.9 7.1 10.9 21.6
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Total clearances 98,511 1,660 9,455 10,454 76,942 203,218 34,197 147,382 20,051 1,588 1,963 74,277,601
Percent under 18 8.6 4.3 18.0 12.6 7.0 9.5 8.8 9.2 11.9 18.2
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Total clearances 25,720 567 3,229 1,020 20,904 48,511 12,594 29,354 5,958 605 2,391 23,466,047
Percent under 18 6.8 2.8 17.9 4.3 5.3 6.2 6.0 5.8 8.0 10.9
SUBURBAN AREA3 Total clearances 167,394 2,603 15,501 19,533 129,757 456,422 59,032 360,401 34,096 2,893 8,318 131,266,364
Percent under 18 9.1 4.6 17.3 12.3 7.7 8.7 9.0 8.3 11.9 20.2
  • 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.
  • 3 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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