Table 25

Percent of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means
by Population Group, 2009
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
2009
estimated
population
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 1,142,108 13,242 76,276 352,125 700,465 8,229,516 1,957,825 5,557,560 714,131 53,852 14,274 266,098,836
Percent cleared by arrest 47.1 66.6 41.2 28.2 56.8 18.6 12.5 21.5 12.4 18.5
TOTAL CITIES Offenses known 893,944 10,026 55,544 302,854 525,520 6,384,437 1,422,288 4,398,412 563,737 39,818 10,328 176,953,431
Percent cleared by arrest 45.1 65.3 39.8 27.6 55.4 18.7 11.9 21.9 11.2 17.7
GROUP I (250,000 and over) Offenses known 375,293 4,912 17,891 150,550 201,940 1,963,986 475,397 1,237,912 250,677 14,840 72 44,841,811
Percent cleared by arrest 40.0 62.8 43.5 24.4 50.8 14.3 9.5 17.3 8.6 13.9
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) Offenses known 114,591 1,440 5,273 50,962 56,916 579,607 132,761 364,507 82,339 4,587 8 14,623,806
Percent cleared by arrest 38.6 70.8 45.6 25.1 49.1 13.3 8.2 16.4 7.7 11.4
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) Offenses known 148,297 1,946 6,455 56,588 83,308 790,337 194,427 500,457 95,453 5,172 24 16,276,817
Percent cleared by arrest 40.5 59.8 43.1 22.5 52.1 13.6 9.2 16.2 8.7 15.2
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) Offenses known 112,405 1,526 6,163 43,000 61,716 594,042 148,209 372,948 72,885 5,081 40 13,941,188
Percent cleared by arrest 40.8 59.0 42.1 26.0 50.6 16.3 11.1 19.6 9.6 14.8
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Offenses known 161,270 1,853 9,874 55,921 93,622 1,165,153 269,953 784,051 111,149 6,574 194 28,779,842
Percent cleared by arrest 44.5 62.2 38.9 28.2 54.4 17.9 11.3 21.2 10.2 17.2
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Offenses known 126,490 1,197 8,585 40,110 76,598 992,763 215,528 695,647 81,588 6,223 436 29,776,055
Percent cleared by arrest 47.1 71.9 36.7 30.0 56.9 20.4 12.5 23.9 11.3 17.6
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Offenses known 86,602 825 6,785 25,676 53,316 800,848 163,900 587,381 49,567 4,515 746 25,666,623
Percent cleared by arrest 48.6 66.8 35.2 31.6 58.2 21.8 12.4 25.2 13.3 19.9
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Offenses known 79,145 684 6,722 19,109 52,630 773,613 161,949 570,470 41,194 3,760 1,628 25,757,852
Percent cleared by arrest 54.2 73.1 39.4 36.1 62.5 23.4 14.8 26.2 18.2 25.1
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Offenses known 65,144 555 5,687 11,488 47,414 688,074 135,561 522,951 29,562 3,906 7,252 22,131,248
Percent cleared by arrest 56.3 72.3 40.6 36.0 62.9 21.4 16.0 22.7 23.3 23.6
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Offenses known 196,862 2,337 14,645 44,988 134,892 1,449,401 395,203 930,444 123,754 10,539 1,667 64,002,204
Percent cleared by arrest 52.6 67.9 44.8 30.8 60.5 18.2 13.7 20.5 15.2 19.4
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Offenses known 51,302 879 6,087 4,283 40,053 395,678 140,334 228,704 26,640 3,495 2,279 25,143,201
Percent cleared by arrest 60.3 77.7 45.5 41.9 64.1 18.3 15.8 19.2 23.6 24.6
SUBURBAN AREAS2 Offenses known 336,082 3,477 25,427 82,599 224,579 2,887,923 675,695 2,002,073 210,155 18,054 7,540 115,777,741
Percent cleared by arrest 52.8 67.9 42.5 32.1 61.3 19.9 13.9 22.4 15.3 20.8

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