Table 28

Number of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means
Percent of Clearances Involving Persons Under 18 Years of Age
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: Total clearances 459,553 7,718 27,661 86,577 337,597 1,306,464 209,586 1,007,106 89,772 9,881 13,138 236,404,090
Percent under 18 11.9 5.3 11.7 16.3 11.0 18.4 16.4 19.0 15.5 38.2
TOTAL CITIES Total clearances 358,547 5,894 20,377 75,618 256,658 1,051,186 152,646 832,078 66,462 7,387 9,634 161,088,799
Percent under 18 12.1 5.7 11.0 16.3 11.1 19.0 16.7 19.6 15.7 39.9
GROUP I (250,000 and over) Total clearances 137,148 2,765 7,060 34,832 92,491 253,056 41,459 186,688 24,909 2,091 66 41,128,661
Percent under 18 10.9 6.2 8.9 15.6 9.4 17.0 16.2 17.4 15.2 35.7
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) Total clearances 46,978 1,147 2,499 13,697 29,635 77,065 11,480 57,382 8,203 558 8 14,369,058
Percent under 18 10.4 4.7 9.3 15.4 8.3 14.8 15.2 15.0 12.4 37.1
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) Total clearances 47,966 819 2,339 10,707 34,101 89,150 15,037 65,248 8,865 705 21 14,031,695
Percent under 18 10.7 5.1 8.6 15.3 9.6 17.1 17.7 16.9 17.6 35.2
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) Total clearances 42,204 799 2,222 10,428 28,755 86,841 14,942 64,058 7,841 828 37 12,727,908
Percent under 18 11.7 9.5 8.6 16.1 10.3 18.8 15.5 19.9 15.2 35.3
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Total clearances 60,214 1,069 3,320 13,447 42,378 173,206 25,296 137,330 10,580 1,059 169 25,004,526
Percent under 18 12.5 6.7 12.0 18.1 10.9 21.2 18.6 22.0 16.9 36.6
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Total clearances 52,097 735 2,867 10,637 37,858 180,740 25,799 145,470 9,471 1,165 395 27,155,884
Percent under 18 13.4 4.9 11.7 17.9 12.4 20.9 15.5 22.2 16.4 42.0
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Total clearances 38,224 502 2,316 7,062 28,344 148,742 18,005 124,022 6,715 904 679 23,277,840
Percent under 18 13.0 4.0 13.0 16.7 12.3 20.7 17.8 21.4 17.2 44.7
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Total clearances 36,647 441 2,464 5,857 27,885 160,214 21,387 131,012 7,815 1,055 1,495 23,600,543
Percent under 18 12.5 5.0 11.7 14.1 12.4 18.3 16.7 18.7 15.4 45.1
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Total clearances 34,217 382 2,350 3,783 27,702 135,228 20,700 107,556 6,972 1,113 6,830 20,921,345
Percent under 18 12.7 3.9 12.4 15.1 12.5 16.1 15.9 16.3 13.7 39.5
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Total clearances 76,081 1,332 5,037 9,688 60,024 192,275 38,667 136,684 16,924 1,790 1,417 52,838,171
Percent under 18 12.3 4.1 13.1 17.0 11.6 16.7 16.6 16.9 15.2 37.1
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Total clearances 24,925 492 2,247 1,271 20,915 63,003 18,273 38,344 6,386 704 2,087 22,477,120
Percent under 18 8.9 3.0 14.8 7.8 8.4 13.3 13.6 13.1 14.1 23.9
SUBURBAN AREAS2 Total clearances 139,617 2,055 9,025 20,336 108,201 461,595 74,124 357,170 30,301 3,627 6,882 100,147,163
Percent under 18 13.0 4.2 12.7 16.7 12.6 18.0 16.9 18.5 14.9 42.1

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