Table 28

Number of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means
Percent of Clearances Involving Persons Under 18 Years of Age
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: Total clearances 458,914 7,631 27,748 85,688 337,847 1,337,882 209,717 1,051,693 76,472 9,241 13,350 469,703,487
Percent under 18 11.0 4.8 11.4 14.9 10.1 17.2 15.1 17.7 14.7 34.7
TOTAL CITIES Total clearances 353,891 5,761 20,081 74,119 253,930 1,072,255 149,197 866,803 56,255 6,634 9,833 391,965,135
Percent under 18 11.2 5.1 10.6 15.0 10.2 17.8 15.8 18.3 15.1 37.2
GROUP I (250,000 and over) Total clearances 133,484 2,716 7,293 33,422 90,053 260,657 41,475 199,217 19,965 1,958 66 41,773,817
Percent under 18 9.9 5.2 7.9 14.1 8.7 16.0 16.0 16.2 14.3 31.3
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) Total clearances 44,195 1,020 2,405 12,802 27,968 76,932 10,881 59,735 6,316 523 8 14,623,806
Percent under 18 8.8 4.2 7.2 12.3 7.5 13.6 13.5 13.8 11.1 27.5
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) Total clearances 46,928 847 2,412 10,229 33,440 94,218 15,269 71,910 7,039 709 21 14,228,341
Percent under 18 10.3 5.7 8.1 15.2 9.1 16.3 18.4 15.9 16.2 32.0
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) Total clearances 42,361 849 2,476 10,391 28,645 89,507 15,325 67,572 6,610 726 37 12,921,670
Percent under 18 10.7 5.8 8.2 15.4 9.3 17.8 15.4 18.6 15.3 33.2
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Total clearances 60,059 978 3,220 13,430 42,431 174,640 25,039 140,362 9,239 1,011 172 253,899,946
Percent under 18 11.8 6.0 11.4 17.3 10.2 20.1 17.2 20.8 16.9 34.0
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Total clearances 52,003 751 2,850 10,365 38,037 179,396 23,599 147,759 8,038 1,045 399 27,309,526
Percent under 18 12.1 4.7 11.5 15.8 11.3 20.0 15.4 20.9 16.2 39.6
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Total clearances 37,450 504 2,180 7,193 27,573 157,773 18,070 133,817 5,886 844 697 23,975,054
Percent under 18 12.2 4.2 12.5 15.9 11.4 18.9 15.7 19.5 16.2 43.6
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Total clearances 37,386 446 2,379 5,963 28,598 162,988 21,228 135,001 6,759 882 1,512 23,868,699
Percent under 18 11.8 4.9 12.6 12.9 11.6 17.0 15.1 17.4 13.7 43.8
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Total clearances 33,509 366 2,159 3,746 27,238 136,801 19,786 110,647 6,368 894 6,987 21,138,093
Percent under 18 11.7 4.1 13.1 13.4 11.5 15.2 15.2 15.3 14.2 38.8
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Total clearances 77,647 1,247 5,131 10,021 61,248 200,481 40,723 145,232 14,526 1,801 1,411 54,109,000
Percent under 18 11.5 5.1 13.6 15.5 10.7 15.1 14.0 15.6 13.9 32.0
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Total clearances 27,376 623 2,536 1,548 22,669 65,146 19,797 39,658 5,691 806 2,106 23,629,352
Percent under 18 7.6 2.4 14.0 6.5 7.1 12.6 11.8 13.1 12.4 20.0
SUBURBAN AREAS2 Total clearances 142,078 1,938 8,976 21,027 110,137 478,877 75,659 376,769 26,449 3,402 6,981 102,471,266
Percent under 18 12.2 4.9 13.6 15.4 11.6 16.4 14.7 16.9 14.0 38.6

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