Table 27

Percent of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means
Additional Information About Selected Offenses
by Population Group, 2009
Population group Forcible rape Robbery Aggravated assault Burglary Motor vehicle theft Arson1 Number
of
agencies
2009
estimated
population
Rape
by
force
Assault
to rape-
attempts
Firearm Knife or
cutting
instrument
Other
weapon
Strong-arm Firearm Knife or
cutting
instrument
Other
weapon
Hands,
fists, feet,
etc.
Forcible
entry
Unlawful
entry
Attempted
forcible
entry
Autos Trucks
and
buses
Other
vehicles
Structure Mobile Other
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 65,382 4,928 134,158 24,619 27,290 129,041 130,528 116,629 203,712 166,709 1,071,265 573,780 109,942 478,283 109,074 67,697 22,026 14,272 13,715 13,664 246,214,054
Percent cleared by arrest 40.0 43.1 22.5 31.1 29.8 32.2 41.2 63.4 56.9 61.2 11.7 13.7 10.8 12.7 9.6 10.7 22.8 8.8 20.6
TOTAL CITIES Offenses known 48,398 3,928 116,344 21,567 23,809 115,165 104,844 93,852 158,731 119,511 796,132 423,642 85,804 395,349 87,136 44,078 16,775 10,025 10,234 9,989 166,603,985
Percent cleared by arrest 38.8 42.9 22.2 30.5 29.1 31.6 38.7 62.5 55.6 60.5 11.0 13.3 10.6 11.6 8.4 9.9 21.6 8.1 20.5
GROUP I (250,000 and over) Offenses known 15,720 1,650 65,437 10,322 10,771 54,951 54,622 36,815 67,311 29,182 307,754 111,617 28,565 173,135 50,510 15,790 6,091 4,764 2,991 68 42,628,554
Percent cleared by arrest 42.7 43.5 19.9 27.6 26.1 28.2 35.2 60.6 52.1 53.1 8.8 10.9 9.7 9.1 6.1 8.5 18.5 5.8 17.3
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) Offenses known 4,610 663 23,022 4,216 3,867 19,857 15,865 12,223 20,897 7,931 94,331 31,731 6,699 51,675 23,518 7,146 1,737 1,848 1,002 8 14,623,806
Percent cleared by arrest 46.2 41.8 19.9 27.3 27.0 30.4 35.0 58.9 51.8 55.3 7.7 9.0 11.2 9.5 4.3 5.5 17.7 5.1 12.2
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) Offenses known 5,548 531 24,731 3,425 3,865 18,501 21,344 14,239 27,330 10,738 122,383 40,145 12,795 66,943 16,193 4,972 2,104 1,432 942 22 14,827,998
Percent cleared by arrest 41.4 43.3 17.8 26.5 24.8 24.8 36.1 59.4 49.7 51.2 8.3 10.8 8.8 8.4 6.4 10.2 19.2 6.1 19.7
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) Offenses known 5,562 456 17,684 2,681 3,039 16,593 17,413 10,353 19,084 10,513 91,040 39,741 9,071 54,517 10,799 3,672 2,250 1,484 1,047 38 13,176,750
Percent cleared by arrest 41.2 46.3 22.9 29.4 26.5 29.3 34.2 64.2 55.9 53.3 10.5 12.6 9.8 9.7 9.5 12.1 18.6 6.3 20.1
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Offenses known 8,242 537 19,744 3,962 4,699 20,136 18,171 17,936 27,635 16,119 140,839 75,945 14,994 75,842 14,881 7,899 2,599 1,571 1,710 174 25,619,584
Percent cleared by arrest 37.4 39.1 22.3 32.7 30.6 32.2 37.0 62.8 54.9 62.1 10.4 12.4 9.9 9.8 9.3 8.0 19.6 9.0 21.3
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Offenses known 7,427 529 12,610 3,040 3,418 16,645 12,205 13,925 22,113 19,723 111,941 70,459 13,166 59,582 9,573 6,491 2,520 1,515 1,835 405 27,740,206
Percent cleared by arrest 35.9 42.0 24.8 28.8 30.0 33.4 41.2 62.3 58.2 60.9 11.5 13.9 10.8 11.3 10.0 9.9 21.7 8.7 18.7
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Offenses known 6,024 368 8,498 1,977 2,349 10,420 7,753 9,308 15,612 15,573 84,209 56,938 10,110 36,206 4,593 5,282 1,765 902 1,542 712 24,483,825
Percent cleared by arrest 33.9 41.6 26.3 32.5 31.5 35.1 43.3 62.3 58.1 62.0 11.7 13.2 10.8 13.7 12.2 9.3 23.3 10.3 20.4
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Offenses known 5,928 416 6,209 1,403 1,635 7,790 6,792 8,751 14,520 17,621 82,536 56,281 10,205 29,682 4,388 4,440 1,708 687 1,130 1,555 24,581,401
Percent cleared by arrest 38.7 45.2 30.3 39.6 36.9 41.0 51.8 66.8 62.7 64.8 14.6 15.5 12.6 19.3 15.9 12.4 28.5 14.1 26.6
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Offenses known 5,057 428 3,846 863 937 5,223 5,301 7,117 11,540 21,293 68,853 52,402 8,764 20,902 3,191 4,176 2,092 586 1,026 7,075 21,550,415
Percent cleared by arrest 39.5 45.6 29.4 42.5 34.7 39.5 52.6 67.3 60.4 64.5 15.9 16.1 12.2 24.9 21.0 16.8 26.0 13.1 25.0
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Offenses known 11,475 707 16,101 2,717 2,985 12,502 18,956 17,500 34,667 32,843 192,614 106,291 18,472 67,615 18,103 17,294 3,530 3,459 2,666 1,493 55,420,041
Percent cleared by arrest 42.7 44.7 23.1 33.7 33.6 36.2 48.1 66.6 61.0 63.0 12.7 14.7 10.9 16.0 12.2 11.2 26.6 9.0 19.8
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Offenses known 5,509 293 1,713 335 496 1,374 6,728 5,277 10,314 14,355 82,519 43,847 5,666 15,319 3,835 6,325 1,721 788 815 2,182 24,190,028
Percent cleared by arrest 44.7 41.0 35.7 44.8 37.3 46.2 59.8 67.6 64.0 62.8 15.8 15.1 12.2 26.0 24.1 15.2 27.1 15.7 24.3
SUBURBAN AREAS2 Offenses known 20,909 1,341 28,115 5,348 6,141 28,004 29,306 31,214 59,171 64,243 330,998 205,296 36,948 129,654 26,977 26,428 6,716 4,795 5,139 7,148 104,830,867
Percent cleared by arrest 40.9 43.2 24.6 35.0 33.8 37.6 48.6 66.8 61.5 64.0 13.0 14.9 11.3 15.9 12.7 11.4 26.6 9.7 21.6

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