Table 26

Percent of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means
by Region and Geographic Division, 2009
Region/geographic division   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
NORTHEAST Offenses known 145,884 1,607 9,587 50,477 84,213 979,756 197,766 715,232 66,758 5,911 3,166 44,605,809
Percent cleared by arrest 51.2 62.5 44.3 31.2 63.8 21.6 15.5 23.9 16.0 24.9
NEW ENGLAND Offenses known 46,595 350 3,441 12,988 29,816 328,239 68,718 235,758 23,763 1,876 896 14,001,712
Percent cleared by arrest 49.2 61.1 33.9 26.2 60.8 16.9 12.9 18.7 10.5 20.2
MIDDLE ATLANTIC Offenses known 99,289 1,257 6,146 37,489 54,397 651,517 129,048 479,474 42,995 4,035 2,270 30,604,097
Percent cleared by arrest 52.1 62.9 50.1 32.9 65.4 24.0 16.9 26.4 19.1 27.0
MIDWEST Offenses known 178,103 2,112 15,109 54,886 105,996 1,413,869 336,042 971,695 106,132 11,518 3,503 47,539,753
Percent cleared by arrest 40.5 55.3 33.3 23.5 50.1 18.5 10.6 21.8 13.0 16.4
EAST NORTH CENTRAL Offenses known 118,501 1,484 10,449 40,825 65,743 899,769 232,096 597,777 69,896 7,786 1,742 29,422,515
Percent cleared by arrest 36.0 50.2 31.0 22.0 45.1 16.7 9.7 20.1 11.3 15.2
WEST NORTH CENTRAL Offenses known 59,602 628 4,660 14,061 40,253 514,100 103,946 373,918 36,236 3,732 1,761 18,117,238
Percent cleared by arrest 49.5 67.2 38.6 27.8 58.1 21.5 12.5 24.5 16.2 18.9
SOUTH Offenses known 529,435 6,429 31,569 153,267 338,170 3,843,711 982,721 2,576,104 284,886 20,298 5,672 105,568,056
Percent cleared by arrest 49.0 71.1 46.0 29.0 57.9 19.0 13.0 21.7 15.0 20.2
SOUTH ATLANTIC Offenses known 279,077 3,233 14,236 83,955 177,653 1,934,641 485,869 1,299,821 148,951 9,592 2,760 54,839,659
Percent cleared by arrest 52.0 71.9 52.5 30.4 61.8 20.7 15.2 23.3 16.1 23.1
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL Offenses known 73,708 986 5,179 19,936 47,607 539,333 148,167 357,996 33,170 2,582 1,208 15,990,736
Percent cleared by arrest 47.6 72.6 41.3 28.4 55.8 19.9 12.4 23.3 17.4 20.3
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL Offenses known 176,650 2,210 12,154 49,376 112,910 1,369,737 348,685 918,287 102,765 8,124 1,704 34,737,661
Percent cleared by arrest 44.7 69.2 40.4 26.8 52.5 16.2 10.3 18.8 12.8 16.9
WEST Offenses known 288,686 3,094 20,011 93,495 172,086 1,992,180 441,296 1,294,529 256,355 16,125 1,933 68,385,218
Percent cleared by arrest 45.7 67.2 38.3 28.1 55.7 16.4 11.5 19.7 8.2 15.5
MOUNTAIN Offenses known 82,947 882 7,513 20,932 53,620 642,960 144,478 432,605 65,877 4,465 800 21,361,759
Percent cleared by arrest 47.5 71.5 35.1 27.5 56.6 19.1 10.2 23.4 10.2 19.3
PACIFIC Offenses known 205,739 2,212 12,498 72,563 118,466 1,349,220 296,818 861,924 190,478 11,660 1,133 47,023,459
Percent cleared by arrest 44.9 65.4 40.2 28.3 55.2 15.2 12.1 17.9 7.4 14.0

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