Percent of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means
by Geographic Region and Division, 2006
The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.
- This table provides the number of offenses and the percentage of those offenses cleared by arrest or exceptional means by geographic region and division.
- This table furnishes national clearance data and clearance data broken down for the Nation’s four regions.
- This table lists the number of agencies and the 2006 estimated population for all agencies and for each region and division.
- The data used in creating this table were from all law enforcement agencies submitting at least 6 months of complete offense reports for 2006.
- The FBI computes clearance percentages using aggregated offense and clearance totals. It should be noted that some clearances an agency records during the calendar year may pertain to offenses that occurred in previous years.
Regions and divisions
The U.S. Census Bureau has established four regions of the United States along with nine subdivisions 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 divisions of the United States.
East North Central
West North Central
District of Columbia
East South Central
West South Central
The FBI calculated 2006 state growth rates using revised 2005 state/national population estimates and 2006 provisional state/national population estimates provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. The FBI then estimated population figures for city and county jurisdictions by applying the 2006 state growth rate to the updated 2005 U.S. Census Bureau data.
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