Table 26

Percent of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means

by Geographic Region and Division, 2019

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
2019
estimated
population
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 1,105,563 14,325 124,817 239,643 726,778 6,203,201 981,264 4,533,178 655,778 32,981 15,008 297,524,524
Percent cleared by arrest 45.5 61.4 32.9 30.5 52.3 17.2 14.1 18.4 13.8 23.8
NORTHEAST Offenses known 154,840 1,713 16,457 37,778 98,892 718,402 89,056 578,548 47,642 3,156 3,428 54,697,418
Percent cleared by arrest 54.8 66.1 36.7 38.4 64.0 22.6 20.6 23.2 18.4 30.1
NEW ENGLAND Offenses known 35,436 342 4,743 6,410 23,941 187,987 26,049 146,325 14,696 917 919 14,583,362
Percent cleared by arrest 49.5 54.4 27.4 27.6 59.7 19.1 17.2 19.9 14.5 30.8
MIDDLE ATLANTIC Offenses known 119,404 1,371 11,714 31,368 74,951 530,415 63,007 432,223 32,946 2,239 2,509 40,114,056
Percent cleared by arrest 56.4 69.1 40.5 40.6 65.3 23.8 22.0 24.3 20.2 29.9
MIDWEST Offenses known 175,381 2,325 25,460 29,855 117,741 976,939 160,566 710,807 99,633 5,933 3,788 50,060,213
Percent cleared by arrest 43.3 57.2 30.0 26.0 50.3 18.6 12.8 20.6 14.0 19.8
EAST NORTH CENTRAL Offenses known 103,566 1,416 15,691 18,806 67,653 525,118 90,217 382,466 48,838 3,597 1,807 29,505,571
Percent cleared by arrest 40.7 55.0 28.5 24.3 47.7 17.7 12.2 19.7 11.8 18.7
WEST NORTH CENTRAL Offenses known 71,815 909 9,769 11,049 50,088 451,821 70,349 328,341 50,795 2,336 1,981 20,554,642
Percent cleared by arrest 47.2 60.6 32.4 29.0 53.8 19.8 13.5 21.7 16.0 21.5
SOUTH Offenses known 461,709 7,209 47,954 94,205 312,341 2,659,800 435,961 1,959,101 254,276 10,462 5,710 116,465,809
Percent cleared by arrest 42.8 60.7 34.9 28.0 48.0 17.8 14.3 18.8 16.2 25.2
SOUTH ATLANTIC Offenses known 220,936 3,764 21,166 47,327 148,679 1,288,580 194,059 979,378 110,151 4,992 2,633 60,684,647
Percent cleared by arrest 47.2 60.5 42.8 33.6 51.8 19.7 17.4 20.4 17.9 29.4
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL Offenses known 63,338 1,028 5,610 10,375 46,325 355,347 62,327 254,194 37,389 1,437 1,200 16,103,086
Percent cleared by arrest 46.3 59.6 42.2 27.8 50.6 21.8 16.7 22.8 23.4 26.7
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL Offenses known 177,435 2,417 21,178 36,503 117,337 1,015,873 179,575 725,529 106,736 4,033 1,877 39,678,076
Percent cleared by arrest 36.0 61.4 25.0 20.7 42.2 13.9 10.1 15.2 11.8 19.5
WEST Offenses known 313,633 3,078 34,946 77,805 197,804 1,848,060 295,681 1,284,722 254,227 13,430 2,082 76,301,084
Percent cleared by arrest 46.1 63.7 30.4 31.3 54.4 13.6 12.4 14.3 10.5 23.0
MOUNTAIN Offenses known 97,639 1,006 13,757 16,588 66,288 555,312 88,293 396,597 67,685 2,737 877 23,524,310
Percent cleared by arrest 46.1 63.2 27.2 29.7 53.8 17.8 13.4 19.8 11.9 28.0
PACIFIC Offenses known 215,994 2,072 21,189 61,217 131,516 1,292,748 207,388 888,125 186,542 10,693 1,205 52,776,774
Percent cleared by arrest 46.1 63.9 32.4 31.8 54.7 11.7 12.0 11.9 10.0 21.7
  • 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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