Table 26

Percent of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means
by Geographic Region and Division, 2006

Geographic region/division   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    
NORTHEAST Offenses known 155,536 1,810 9,626 56,044 88,056 1,016,894 200,501 716,830 99,563 7,104 2,882 43,895,527
Percent cleared by arrest 48.4 61.4 45.0 28.4 61.3 19.0 15.4 20.6 14.5 22.5    
NEW ENGLAND Offenses known 43,505 351 3,235 12,120 27,799 315,431 64,187 219,714 31,530 1,889 834 13,478,777
Percent cleared by arrest 46.2 56.1 33.6 24.8 56.9 14.2 12.0 15.3 10.4 19.1    
MIDDLE ATLANTIC Offenses known 112,031 1,459 6,391 43,924 60,257 701,463 136,314 497,116 68,033 5,215 2,048 30,416,750
Percent cleared by arrest 49.3 62.6 50.7 29.4 63.3 21.1 16.9 22.9 16.4 23.7    
MIDWEST Offenses known 196,174 2,336 16,199 60,678 116,961 1,617,882 347,773 1,100,943 169,166 13,896 3,433 47,475,585
Percent cleared by arrest 38.4 51.9 31.8 21.0 48.1 15.2 10.8 17.1 12.0 16.0    
EAST NORTH CENTRAL Offenses known 127,263 1,658 11,762 44,247 69,596 1,014,429 229,868 669,257 115,304 8,884 1,633 29,043,228
Percent cleared by arrest 33.8 46.1 30.1 19.8 43.0 14.2 9.9 16.3 10.6 14.5    
WEST NORTH CENTRAL Offenses known 68,911 678 4,437 16,431 47,365 603,453 117,905 431,686 53,862 5,012 1,800 18,432,357
Percent cleared by arrest 46.9 66.1 36.3 24.2 55.5 16.9 12.5 18.4 14.9 18.6    
SOUTH Offenses known 571,133 6,987 33,681 164,820 365,645 3,903,094 930,054 2,577,729 395,311 23,718 5,544 102,628,486
Percent cleared by arrest 46.4 65.9 45.5 26.4 55.1 16.4 13.4 17.6 15.6 20.6    
SOUTH ATLANTIC Offenses known 318,720 3,779 16,293 95,288 203,360 2,039,482 477,258 1,343,453 218,771 12,057 2,796 55,059,190
Percent cleared by arrest 47.9 64.2 49.7 26.9 57.3 17.5 15.1 18.6 16.2 21.9    
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL Offenses known 73,040 917 4,947 21,223 45,953 523,261 133,398 343,291 46,572 2,339 1,071 14,246,982
Percent cleared by arrest 45.1 68.3 36.2 24.7 55.0 15.9 11.4 17.5 16.7 20.9    
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL Offenses known 179,373 2,291 12,441 48,309 116,332 1,340,351 319,398 890,985 129,968 9,322 1,677 33,322,314
Percent cleared by arrest 44.1 67.5 43.7 25.9 51.3 14.8 11.6 16.1 14.2 18.9    
WEST Offenses known 318,142 3,815 20,934 103,302 190,091 2,313,595 477,847 1,415,136 420,612 21,221 1,901 66,278,527
Percent cleared by arrest 42.2 56.4 38.7 24.2 52.1 13.7 11.1 15.7 9.7 14.8    
MOUNTAIN Offenses known 90,580 1,073 7,723 23,557 58,227 745,583 154,462 469,147 121,974 5,362 765 19,991,251
Percent cleared by arrest 42.7 59.8 32.6 21.2 52.4 14.1 9.3 16.6 10.6 19.7    
PACIFIC Offenses known 227,562 2,742 13,211 79,745 131,864 1,568,012 323,385 945,989 298,638 15,859 1,136 46,287,276
Percent cleared by arrest 42.0 55.0 42.3 25.0 51.9 13.5 12.0 15.3 9.3 13.2    

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