Table 25

Percent of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means
by Population Group, 2006

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
2006
estimated
population
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 1,240,985 14,948 80,440 384,844 760,753 8,851,465 1,956,175 5,810,638 1,084,652 65,939 13,760 260,278,125
Percent cleared by arrest 44.3 60.7 40.9 25.2 54.0 15.8 12.6 17.4 12.6 18.0    
TOTAL CITIES Offenses known 970,010 11,462 59,113 331,106 568,329 6,851,214 1,423,646 4,565,971 861,597 48,166 9,748 170,276,178
Percent cleared by arrest 42.0 59.3 39.3 24.8 52.0 15.7 12.1 17.7 11.6 17.3    
GROUP I (250,000 and over) Offenses known 420,698 6,051 18,652 168,676 227,319 2,184,592 479,714 1,298,083 406,795 18,436 69 42,564,096
Percent cleared by arrest 35.5 53.7 39.8 21.5 45.2 12.0 9.5 13.8 9.1 13.2    
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) Offenses known 131,210 2,023 5,668 57,838 65,681 650,001 133,861 380,352 135,788 6,120 8 14,058,014
Percent cleared by arrest 32.6 59.2 41.4 21.8 40.6 11.2 8.5 13.3 7.9 10.9    
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) Offenses known 155,761 2,174 6,818 59,694 87,075 832,547 189,369 494,519 148,659 6,212 23 15,042,706
Percent cleared by arrest 35.6 52.3 36.1 20.4 45.7 11.0 8.7 12.3 9.4 15.3    
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) Offenses known 133,727 1,854 6,166 51,144 74,563 702,044 156,484 423,212 122,348 6,104 38 13,463,376
Percent cleared by arrest 38.3 49.5 42.4 22.4 48.6 14.0 11.4 16.1 10.1 13.4    
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Offenses known 168,765 1,981 10,269 60,056 96,459 1,183,719 250,789 775,383 157,547 7,575 179 26,835,997
Percent cleared by arrest 40.8 60.9 40.4 24.5 50.6 14.9 11.3 16.9 10.5 15.0    
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Offenses known 136,613 1,318 9,500 43,501 82,294 1,073,801 224,212 729,912 119,677 7,624 419 28,813,634
Percent cleared by arrest 45.0 63.8 37.0 27.8 54.7 17.3 12.8 19.6 11.8 18.4    
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Offenses known 96,807 857 7,678 27,703 60,569 877,422 173,592 627,093 76,737 5,472 733 25,344,757
Percent cleared by arrest 49.0 68.8 37.4 31.1 58.4 18.1 13.0 19.9 14.5 19.1    
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Offenses known 78,824 720 7,072 19,564 51,468 812,047 159,979 592,748 59,320 4,752 1,615 25,598,860
Percent cleared by arrest 52.1 73.6 39.5 32.6 60.9 19.5 15.1 20.8 18.2 25.2    
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Offenses known 68,303 535 5,942 11,606 50,220 719,633 135,360 542,752 41,521 4,307 6,733 21,118,834
Percent cleared by arrest 57.7 71.0 41.7 35.3 64.6 19.0 16.5 19.3 24.0 26.2    
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Offenses known 217,660 2,654 15,382 49,587 150,037 1,572,480 394,870 988,811 188,799 13,654 1,676 64,185,500
Percent cleared by arrest 50.7 62.9 45.7 26.9 58.8 15.6 13.3 16.5 15.3 18.3    
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Offenses known 53,315 832 5,945 4,151 42,387 427,771 137,659 255,856 34,256 4,119 2,336 25,816,447
Percent cleared by arrest 59.3 73.0 44.9 39.6 62.9 16.8 15.4 16.5 24.5 24.6    
SUBURBAN AREA2 Offenses known 367,678 3,934 27,284 90,147 246,313 3,108,417 685,507 2,103,341 319,569 22,895 7,243 114,780,554
Percent cleared by arrest 50.9 64.7 43.1 28.7 59.7 16.8 13.7 18.1 15.4 19.8    

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