Number of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means
Percent of Clearances Involving Persons Under 18 Years of Age,
by Population Group, 2007
The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR)
- This table provides the total number of clearances for violent crimes
and property crimes with a breakdown of clearances for those offenses
as well as the percentage of those clearances that involved only juveniles.
- The data in this table are listed by six city population groups, two
county population groups, and suburban areas.
- This table lists the number of agencies meeting the criteria for inclusion
in this table and the 2007 estimated population for those agencies by
city grouping, county grouping, and suburban area.
- Suburban area includes law enforcement agencies in cities with less
than 50,000 inhabitants and county law enforcement agencies that are
within a Metropolitan Statistical Area.
- Suburban area excludes all metropolitan agencies associated with a
principal city. The agencies associated with suburban areas also appear
in other groups within this table.
- When an offender under the age of 18 is cited to appear in juvenile
court or before other juvenile authorities, the UCR Program considers
the incident to be cleared by arrest, even though a physical arrest may
not have occurred.
- Clearances for offenses that include both adult and juvenile offenders
are classified as clearances for crimes committed by adults and are therefore
not included in this table.
- Because the clearance percentages for crimes committed by juveniles
include only those clearances in which no adults were involved, the figures
in this table should not be used to present a definitive picture of juvenile
involvement in crime.
- The data used in creating this table were from all law enforcement
agencies submitting at least 6 months of complete offense reports for
- The FBI bases percent cleared statistics on aggregated offense and
For the 2007 population estimates used in this table, the FBI computed
individual rates of growth from one year to the next for every city/town
and county using 2000 decennial population counts and 2001 through 2006
population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Each agency's rates of
growth were averaged; that average was then applied and added to its 2006
Census population estimate to derive the agency’s 2007 population estimate.
If you have questions about this table
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at (304) 625-4995.