Table 28

Number of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means

Percent of Clearances Involving Persons Under 18 Years of Age

by Population Group, 2019

Population group 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: Total clearances 502,833 8,795 41,011 72,993 380,034 1,067,978 137,970 831,637 90,519 7,852 15,008 297,524,524
Percent under 18 8.5 4.5 16.2 14.0 6.7 8.4 8.2 7.9 12.7 16.8
TOTAL CITIES Total clearances 382,297 6,524 28,399 62,453 284,921 848,134 99,585 676,551 66,209 5,789 10,779 201,853,210
Percent under 18 8.5 4.9 14.8 14.1 6.7 8.3 8.2 7.8 13.2 16.5
GROUP I (all cities 250,000 and over) Total clearances 161,396 3,277 10,283 32,364 115,472 212,030 31,325 155,113 23,853 1,739 85 59,934,909
Percent under 18 7.7 5.4 12.5 14.8 5.4 7.9 6.9 7.3 13.0 9.9
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) Total clearances 71,095 1,156 4,497 15,750 49,692 72,866 10,604 54,085 7,747 430 10 25,098,940
Percent under 18 7.5 6.4 9.8 15.9 4.6 5.9 5.3 5.6 8.9 8.1
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) Total clearances 51,350 1,252 3,031 9,606 37,461 69,933 11,357 49,485 8,393 698 26 18,474,842
Percent under 18 7.6 5.2 16.5 13.3 5.6 7.7 7.7 6.5 14.4 8.7
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) Total clearances 38,951 869 2,755 7,008 28,319 69,231 9,364 51,543 7,713 611 49 16,361,127
Percent under 18 8.3 4.3 12.6 14.3 6.6 10.1 7.6 9.7 15.7 12.6
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Total clearances 60,712 1,106 4,595 10,104 44,907 131,005 16,122 101,812 12,041 1,030 217 31,723,575
Percent under 18 8.6 5.8 15.0 14.2 6.8 9.4 8.7 8.8 15.3 15.0
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Total clearances 52,500 701 4,327 8,251 39,221 137,195 14,792 112,025 9,520 858 467 32,634,179
Percent under 18 8.7 3.9 16.9 12.4 7.1 9.0 8.1 8.7 12.7 17.4
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Total clearances 36,982 545 3,172 5,156 28,109 127,703 12,057 107,815 7,166 665 827 28,786,886
Percent under 18 8.9 3.1 17.7 12.7 7.3 8.4 8.3 7.9 13.9 22.4
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Total clearances 35,159 501 3,151 3,725 27,782 132,127 12,798 111,702 6,945 682 1,689 26,893,861
Percent under 18 8.8 5.0 15.7 10.7 7.8 7.3 8.4 6.9 11.5 20.5
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Total clearances 35,548 394 2,871 2,853 29,430 108,074 12,491 88,084 6,684 815 7,494 21,879,800
Percent under 18 10.9 2.3 15.8 18.6 9.8 8.0 10.7 7.2 11.8 23.6
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Total clearances 95,247 1,716 9,353 9,672 74,506 179,476 28,307 130,841 18,814 1,514 1,905 72,761,754
Percent under 18 8.8 3.5 19.8 14.1 6.9 9.5 9.1 9.1 12.3 19.5
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Total clearances 25,289 555 3,259 868 20,607 40,368 10,078 24,245 5,496 549 2,324 22,909,560
Percent under 18 7.1 3.2 17.8 6.5 5.6 6.2 6.3 5.7 7.7 12.2
SUBURBAN AREA3 Total clearances 161,158 2,550 15,140 18,092 125,376 413,481 50,358 328,396 31,923 2,804 8,144 129,507,894
Percent under 18 9.5 3.5 18.7 14.4 7.8 8.9 9.2 8.3 12.5 21.0
  • 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

Provides the methodology used in constructing this table and other pertinent information about this table.