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Table 25

Percent of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means

by Population Group, 2011

Population group Violent
crime
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Forcible
rape
Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
Arson1 Number
of
agencies
2011
estimated
population
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 1,046,123 12,706 72,666 304,089 656,662 8,107,267 1,976,408 5,485,117 645,742 48,348 14,442 276,800,696
Percent cleared by arrest 47.7 64.8 41.2 28.7 56.9 18.6 12.7 21.5 11.9 18.8
TOTAL CITIES Offenses known 821,378 9,606 53,842 262,724 495,206 6,244,313 1,428,258 4,307,219 508,836 35,938 10,492 181,952,742
Percent cleared by arrest 45.6 63.8 39.5 28.1 55.2 18.6 12.1 21.7 10.6 18.1
GROUP I (250,000 and over) Offenses known 336,980 4,652 17,263 128,820 186,245 1,862,252 464,300 1,172,918 225,034 13,324 71 44,231,430
Percent cleared by arrest 40.0 59.3 42.5 24.9 49.7 13.7 9.3 16.6 7.4 14.1
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) Offenses known 98,579 1,277 4,855 40,501 51,946 532,624 128,009 334,812 69,803 3,604 8 14,331,558
Percent cleared by arrest 40.6 65.2 46.6 26.4 50.5 12.6 7.9 15.8 5.8 11.8
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) Offenses known 133,879 1,756 6,656 48,380 77,087 747,268 184,976 475,738 86,554 4,742 24 16,335,382
Percent cleared by arrest 39.2 53.2 40.1 24.1 48.3 12.8 9.1 15.1 8.1 14.9
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) Offenses known 104,522 1,619 5,752 39,939 57,212 582,360 151,315 362,368 68,677 4,978 39 13,564,490
Percent cleared by arrest 40.5 61.2 41.8 24.5 51.0 15.8 10.8 19.3 8.2 14.9
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Offenses known 148,578 1,762 9,193 49,049 88,574 1,115,907 266,887 750,082 98,938 6,091 201 30,152,852
Percent cleared by arrest 44.5 63.5 39.4 28.3 53.6 17.5 11.3 20.7 9.9 15.7
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Offenses known 112,281 1,043 8,002 34,129 69,107 961,962 215,193 674,348 72,421 5,136 439 30,567,766
Percent cleared by arrest 48.4 66.1 37.5 30.3 58.4 20.1 12.5 23.5 11.2 19.9
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Offenses known 85,683 849 7,337 23,418 54,079 836,805 178,732 610,353 47,720 4,137 795 27,680,193
Percent cleared by arrest 49.8 71.5 35.3 32.6 58.9 21.7 12.6 25.1 13.4 20.3
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Offenses known 76,444 776 6,497 17,126 52,045 782,279 167,552 576,771 37,956 3,562 1,699 26,893,603
Percent cleared by arrest 54.2 76.0 38.8 35.3 62.0 23.5 15.0 26.4 17.7 24.2
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Offenses known 61,412 524 5,550 10,182 45,156 685,108 135,594 522,747 26,767 3,688 7,287 22,426,898
Percent cleared by arrest 57.3 69.5 39.5 38.1 63.8 22.3 17.8 23.4 23.4 25.7
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Offenses known 176,184 2,275 13,470 37,500 122,939 1,428,627 396,689 921,069 110,869 9,168 1,696 68,427,437
Percent cleared by arrest 54.0 65.7 45.2 31.7 61.6 18.3 13.7 20.7 15.0 19.5
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Offenses known 48,561 825 5,354 3,865 38,517 434,327 151,461 256,829 26,037 3,242 2,254 26,420,517
Percent cleared by arrest 60.4 74.8 47.7 40.7 63.8 19.0 16.2 20.1 24.5 24.9
SUBURBAN AREAS2 Offenses known 309,126 3,472 24,338 71,107 210,209 2,882,202 687,279 2,004,919 190,004 15,842 7,725 122,581,768
Percent cleared by arrest 53.9 67.7 42.2 32.8 62.2 20.1 14.0 22.7 15.0 21.2
  • 1 Not all agencies submit data reports for arson to the FBI. Therefore, the agency counts and estimated population presented in this table do not represent participation for the reporting of arson.
  • 2 Suburban areas include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants and county law enforcement agencies that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area. Suburban areas exclude all metropolitan agencies associated with a principal city. The agencies associated with suburban areas also appear in other groups within this table.

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