Table 26

Percent of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means
by Region and Geographic Division, 2008
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
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
NORTHEAST Offenses known 148,881 1,735 9,571 52,671 84,904 1,032,119 206,449 745,020 80,650 6,591 3,150 44,564,427
Percent cleared by arrest 50.4 63.8 44.2 30.1 63.3 20.5 15.6 22.4 15.2 23.6
NEW ENGLAND Offenses known 43,601 359 3,308 12,035 27,899 327,274 66,933 233,968 26,373 1,886 882 13,644,453
Percent cleared by arrest 48.0 53.8 30.4 26.0 59.5 15.4 12.3 16.9 9.8 21.8
MIDDLE ATLANTIC Offenses known 105,280 1,376 6,263 40,636 57,005 704,845 139,516 511,052 54,277 4,705 2,268 30,919,974
Percent cleared by arrest 51.3 66.4 51.5 31.4 65.2 22.8 17.2 24.9 17.8 24.3
MIDWEST Offenses known 185,906 2,179 17,256 56,782 109,689 1,495,421 334,714 1,030,573 130,134 12,514 3,487 46,953,492
Percent cleared by arrest 39.9 53.3 33.7 22.9 49.4 17.5 10.7 20.3 13.1 15.9
EAST NORTH CENTRAL Offenses known 117,535 1,358 10,363 41,734 64,080 913,905 219,617 609,540 84,748 8,125 1,637 27,794,694
Percent cleared by arrest 35.4 47.9 30.5 21.7 44.8 16.3 10.0 19.2 11.6 14.4
WEST NORTH CENTRAL Offenses known 68,371 821 6,893 15,048 45,609 581,516 115,097 421,033 45,386 4,389 1,850 19,158,798
Percent cleared by arrest 47.7 62.4 38.3 26.1 56.0 19.4 12.0 21.8 15.8 18.6
SOUTH Offenses known 567,472 6,979 31,859 171,636 356,998 3,981,945 984,104 2,652,643 345,198 22,581 5,540 103,539,490
Percent cleared by arrest 46.0 68.0 45.2 27.0 54.7 17.8 13.0 20.0 14.6 19.1
SOUTH ATLANTIC Offenses known 310,043 3,740 15,041 99,273 191,989 2,098,721 508,101 1,400,199 190,421 11,506 2,755 54,995,451
Percent cleared by arrest 47.3 66.0 49.2 27.4 57.1 19.1 14.7 21.1 15.5 20.3
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL Offenses known 79,379 1,060 5,211 23,241 49,867 564,622 149,021 373,566 42,035 2,271 1,165 15,265,637
Percent cleared by arrest 45.6 67.5 38.7 27.1 54.5 17.6 11.6 20.3 15.7 19.8
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL Offenses known 178,050 2,179 11,607 49,122 115,142 1,318,602 326,982 878,878 112,742 8,804 1,620 33,278,402
Percent cleared by arrest 43.7 71.9 42.9 26.2 50.7 15.8 10.8 18.0 12.7 17.4
WEST Offenses known 302,396 3,332 20,233 100,679 178,152 2,119,053 453,257 1,353,521 312,275 18,182 1,897 67,262,383
Percent cleared by arrest 44.2 60.7 36.8 26.7 54.6 15.3 11.5 18.3 7.9 15.5
MOUNTAIN Offenses known 87,091 929 7,558 23,185 55,419 688,344 149,874 454,576 83,894 4,975 774 20,958,751
Percent cleared by arrest 44.5 67.1 32.8 24.0 54.3 16.9 9.5 20.8 9.2 18.4
PACIFIC Offenses known 215,305 2,403 12,675 77,494 122,733 1,430,709 303,383 898,945 228,381 13,207 1,123 46,303,632
Percent cleared by arrest 44.1 58.2 39.1 27.5 54.7 14.5 12.5 17.0 7.4 14.4

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