Table 26

 

Percent of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means
by Geographic Region and Division, 2004
[2004 estimated population]

Geographic region/division Violent crime Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter Forcible rape Robbery Aggravated assault Property crime Burglary Larceny-theft Motor vehicle theft Arson1

TOTAL ALL AGENCIES:

                   
13,612 agencies;                    
  population 248,320,178                    
    Offenses known 1,152,733 13,662 80,939 329,578 728,554 8,925,398 1,857,700 5,983,710 1,083,988 64,179
    Percent cleared by arrest 46.3 62.6 41.8 26.2 55.6 16.5 12.9 18.3 13.0 17.1

NEW ENGLAND

                   
800 agencies;                    
  population 12,609,667                    
    Offenses known 38,533 290 3,223 10,954 24,066 303,307 59,221 209,689 34,397 1,816
    Percent cleared by arrest 47.8 52.1 34.1 26.3 59.4 15.4 13.5 16.7 10.8 19.6

MIDDLE ATLANTIC

                   
1,972 agencies;                    
  population 30,158,439                    
    Offenses known 105,311 1,320 6,607 39,435 57,949 713,565 132,342 502,722 78,501 5,466
    Percent cleared by arrest 51.2 69.1 51.8 31.2 64.3 22.3 18.7 24.1 16.3 22.2

NORTHEAST

                   
2,772 agencies;                    
  population 42,768,106                    
    Offenses known 143,844 1,610 9,830 50,389 82,015 1,016,872 191,563 712,411 112,898 7,282
    Percent cleared by arrest 50.3 66.0 46.0 30.1 62.9 20.2 17.1 21.9 14.7 21.5

EAST NORTH CENTRAL

                   
1,588 agencies;                    
  population 28,554,713                    
    Offenses known 111,472 1,493 11,884 36,690 61,405 969,987 202,148 653,370 114,469 9,167
    Percent cleared by arrest 36.8 52.6 31.9 21.0 46.8 14.6 10.3 16.4 11.9 13.2

WEST NORTH CENTRAL

                   
1,809 agencies;                    
  population 17,685,122                    
    Offenses known 56,559 569 5,493 11,098 39,399 577,868 105,135 422,993 49,740 4,576
    Percent cleared by arrest 51.6 72.2 42.5 26.7 59.6 18.8 12.8 20.3 18.7 18.7

MIDWEST

                   
3,397 agencies;                    
  population 46,239,835                    
    Offenses known 168,031 2,062 17,377 47,788 100,804 1,547,855 307,283 1,076,363 164,209 13,743
    Percent cleared by arrest 41.8 58.1 35.2 22.3 51.9 16.2 11.2 17.9 14.0 15.0

SOUTH ATLANTIC

                   
2,821 agencies;                    
  population 50,333,472                    
    Offenses known 291,642 3,258 15,612 79,315 193,457 1,952,411 430,997 1,311,261 210,153 11,657
    Percent cleared by arrest 47.5 63.4 48.1 26.4 55.8 17.6 14.9 18.9 15.2 20.1

EAST SOUTH CENTRAL

                   
1,150 agencies;                    
  population 14,971,572                    
    Offenses known 70,378 910 5,493 18,266 45,709 567,429 138,237 380,082 49,110 2,302
    Percent cleared by arrest 42.4 65.5 37.1 23.9 50.0 16.3 11.1 18.3 15.7 17.5

WEST SOUTH CENTRAL

                   
1,635 agencies;                    
  population 31,982,557                    
    Offenses known 175,670 2,244 12,292 47,162 113,972 1,422,863 317,685 974,590 130,588 9,431
    Percent cleared by arrest 45.7 69.2 45.1 27.0 53.0 16.2 11.6 17.9 14.5 17.6

SOUTH

                   
5,606 agencies;                    
  population 97,287,601                    
    Offenses known 537,690 6,412 33,397 144,743 353,138 3,942,703 886,919 2,665,933 389,851 23,390
    Percent cleared by arrest 46.2 65.7 45.2 26.3 54.2 16.9 13.1 18.4 15.0 18.8

MOUNTAIN

                   
708 agencies;                    
  population 17,306,595                    
    Offenses known 79,358 1,005 6,812 19,335 52,206 768,378 146,996 506,509 114,873 4,295
    Percent cleared by arrest 43.8 59.2 34.6 22.4 52.6 16.0 11.6 18.2 12.0 19.8

PACIFIC

                   
1,129 agencies;                    
  population 44,718,041                    
    Offenses known 223,810 2,573 13,523 67,323 140,391 1,649,590 324,939 1,022,494 302,157 15,469
    Percent cleared by arrest 48.3 58.0 42.5 27.1 58.8 13.9 11.9 15.9 9.6 13.7

WEST

                   
1,837 agencies;                    
  population 62,024,636                    
    Offenses known 303,168 3,578 20,335 86,658 192,597 2,417,968 471,935 1,529,003 417,030 19,764
    Percent cleared by arrest 47.1 58.3 39.9 26.1 57.1 14.6 11.8 16.6 10.2 15.0

1 Not all agencies submit reports for arson to the FBI. As a result, the number of reports the FBI uses to compute the percent of offenses cleared for arson is less than the number it uses to compute the percent of offenses cleared for all other offenses.