Table 25

Percent of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means
by Population Group, 2008
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
2008
estimated
population
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 1,204,655 14,225 78,919 381,768 729,743 8,628,538 1,978,524 5,781,757 868,257 59,868 14,074 262,319,792
Percent cleared by arrest 45.1 63.6 40.4 26.8 54.9 17.4 12.5 19.9 12.0 17.8
TOTAL CITIES Offenses known 945,218 10,795 58,111 327,781 548,531 6,673,088 1,445,576 4,546,371 681,141 44,295 10,155 174,772,477
Percent cleared by arrest 43.1 62.7 39.0 26.4 53.2 17.6 12.0 20.3 11.0 17.7
GROUP I (250,000 and over) Offenses known 401,676 5,433 17,905 163,198 215,140 2,087,161 486,682 1,288,640 311,839 16,532 72 44,176,815
Percent cleared by arrest 37.9 58.6 42.2 23.6 47.8 13.2 9.5 15.7 8.6 13.2
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) Offenses known 123,058 1,637 5,246 54,628 61,547 623,701 141,003 378,290 104,408 5,326 8 14,369,058
Percent cleared by arrest 38.2 70.1 47.6 25.1 48.2 12.4 8.1 15.2 7.9 10.5
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) Offenses known 159,727 2,133 6,517 62,423 88,654 831,918 196,850 516,045 119,023 5,507 24 16,064,157
Percent cleared by arrest 36.9 53.6 41.6 21.5 47.0 12.3 9.1 14.4 8.7 14.2
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) Offenses known 118,891 1,663 6,142 46,147 64,939 631,542 148,829 394,305 88,408 5,699 40 13,743,600
Percent cleared by arrest 38.9 53.8 38.1 24.7 48.7 15.1 11.3 17.8 9.4 14.9
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Offenses known 168,868 1,993 10,229 62,075 94,571 1,201,078 269,014 801,783 130,281 7,209 190 28,236,007
Percent cleared by arrest 42.5 64.6 38.8 26.2 53.0 16.8 11.3 19.8 9.9 16.4
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Offenses known 133,570 1,316 9,277 42,981 79,996 1,052,700 223,771 731,207 97,722 6,925 436 29,790,618
Percent cleared by arrest 45.2 63.4 35.7 29.0 54.7 19.4 13.2 22.5 11.0 17.9
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Offenses known 89,983 804 7,278 26,231 55,670 809,060 161,951 589,635 57,474 4,912 726 24,893,513
Percent cleared by arrest 48.1 71.4 35.4 30.9 57.6 20.3 12.5 23.1 13.3 19.7
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Offenses known 81,526 688 7,164 20,738 52,936 808,115 164,708 594,376 49,031 4,372 1,623 25,613,592
Percent cleared by arrest 51.6 70.9 38.4 32.7 60.5 22.2 14.7 24.6 17.9 25.7
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Offenses known 69,595 561 6,258 12,558 50,218 714,974 139,450 540,730 34,794 4,345 7,108 22,061,932
Percent cleared by arrest 54.5 70.8 40.3 34.0 61.2 20.7 16.3 21.7 22.1 26.7
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Offenses known 208,390 2,577 14,963 49,882 140,968 1,551,116 400,225 994,354 156,537 12,241 1,661 63,542,081
Percent cleared by arrest 51.2 65.8 44.0 28.3 59.8 16.7 13.2 18.5 14.3 17.0
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Offenses known 51,047 853 5,845 4,105 40,244 404,334 132,723 241,032 30,579 3,332 2,258 24,005,234
Percent cleared by arrest 57.7 68.1 44.9 39.0 61.3 17.9 16.0 18.1 23.8 22.1
SUBURBAN AREAS2 Offenses known 353,856 3,783 26,770 89,943 233,360 3,036,247 687,409 2,090,633 258,205 20,465 7,462 114,616,380
Percent cleared by arrest 51.1 66.7 41.4 29.7 60.2 18.6 13.6 20.7 14.6 19.8

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