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Percent of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means, by Region and Geographic Division, 2011

The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.

General comments

  • This table provides the number of violent crimes and property crimes with a breakdown of the offenses known to law enforcement and the percentage of those offenses that were cleared by arrest or exceptional means by region and geographic division.
  • This table furnishes national clearance data and clearances broken down for the Nation’s four regions and nine geographic divisions.
  • The number of agencies meeting the criteria for inclusion in this table and the 2011 estimated population for those agencies are provided by region and geographic division.
  • Not all agencies submit data reports for arson to the FBI.  Therefore, the agency counts and estimated population presented in this table does not represent participation for the reporting of arson.
  • The data used in creating this table were from all law enforcement agencies submitting at least 6 months of complete offense reports for 2011.
  • The FBI bases percent cleared statistics on aggregated offense and clearance totals.  The percentage of crimes cleared by arrest is obtained first by dividing the number of offenses cleared by the number of offenses known and then multiplying the resulting figure by 100.

Methodology

  • The data used in creating this table were from all law enforcement agencies submitting at least 6 months of complete offense reports for 2011.
  • The FBI bases percent cleared statistics on aggregated offense and clearance totals.  The percentage of crimes cleared by arrest is obtained first by dividing the number of offenses cleared by the number of offenses known and then multiplying the resulting figure by 100.

Regions and geographic divisions

The U.S. Census Bureau has established the four regions of the United States along with nine geographic divisions that the UCR Program uses to compile the Nation’s crime data.  The following table lists the 50 states and the District of Columbia arranged according to the regions and geographic divisions of the United States.

NORTHEASTERN STATES

New England 
Connecticut 
Maine
Massachusetts 
New Hampshire 
Rhode Island 
Vermont

Middle Atlantic 
New Jersey
New York 
Pennsylvania

MIDWESTERN STATES

East North Central 
Illinois 
Indiana 
Michigan
Ohio
Wisconsin 

West North Central 
Iowa 
Kansas 
Minnesota 
Missouri 
Nebraska 
North Dakota 
South Dakota

SOUTHERN STATES

South Atlantic 
Delaware 
District of Columbia 
Florida 
Georgia 
Maryland 
North Carolina 
South Carolina 
Virginia 
West Virginia

East South Central
Alabama 
Kentucky 
Mississippi 
Tennessee

West South Central 
Arkansas
Louisiana 
Oklahoma 
Texas

WESTERN STATES

Mountain
Arizona 
Colorado 
Idaho 
Montana 
Nevada 
New Mexico 
Utah 
Wyoming

Pacific
Alaska 
California 
Hawaii 
Oregon 
Washington

Population estimation

The FBI calculated 2011 state growth rates using the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 decennial state/national population figures and 2011 provisional state/national population estimates.  The FBI then estimated population figures for city jurisdictions by applying the 2011 state growth rate to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data.