Table 28

 

Number of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means
Percent of Clearances Involving Persons Under 18 Years of Age
by Population Group, 2004
[2004 estimated population]

Population group 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:

                   
12,619 agencies;                    
  population 220,870,888                    
    Total clearances 449,979 7,357 29,078 73,327 340,217 1,280,650 202,895 956,209 121,546 9,855
    Percent under 18 12.1 4.7 12.2 14.4 11.8 18.9 16.0 19.8 16.4 42.7

TOTAL CITIES: 9,077 cities;

                   
  population 149,054,572                    
    Total clearances 344,990 5,559 21,365 63,277 254,789 1,025,875 144,944 787,669 93,262 6,938
    Percent under 18 12.3 4.8 11.4 14.6 12.0 19.6 16.1 20.6 16.7 46.9

GROUP I

                   
57 cities, 250,000 and over;                    
  population 36,660,525                    
    Total clearances 131,520 2,706 6,965 28,294 93,555 258,253 40,361 183,369 34,523 1,614
    Percent under 18 10.5 5.7 8.2 14.3 9.7 16.4 12.5 17.0 17.4 41.4
8 cities, 1,000,000 and over;                    
  population 13,805,573                    
    Total clearances 53,011 1,094 2,489 12,027 37,401 88,344 14,355 62,140 11,849 420
    Percent under 18 10.0 6.6 9.4 14.8 8.6 15.1 10.4 16.1 15.5 42.6
18 cities, 500,000 to 999,999;                    
  population 11,581,625                    
    Total clearances 34,363 683 2,061 7,062 24,557 77,484 11,242 55,642 10,600 584
    Percent under 18 10.4 3.7 7.3 12.9 10.1 15.4 12.3 15.6 18.0 39.2
31 cities, 250,000 to 499,999;                    
  population 11,273,327                    
    Total clearances 44,146 929 2,415 9,205 31,597 92,425 14,764 65,587 12,074 610
    Percent under 18 11.3 6.0 7.7 14.7 10.8 18.4 14.6 19.2 18.9 42.6

GROUP II

                   
147 cities, 100,000 to 249,999;                    
  population 21,938,868                    
    Total clearances 52,515 896 3,098 10,715 37,806 151,248 21,448 115,141 14,659 968
    Percent under 18 12.3 4.8 10.6 15.1 11.8 20.1 16.1 21.5 15.5 51.1

GROUP III

                   
357 cities, 50,000 to 99,999;                    
  population 24,582,264                    
    Total clearances 51,313 664 3,315 9,331 38,003 169,316 23,050 133,407 12,859 1,154
    Percent under 18 13.1 3.5 12.7 14.5 13.0 21.7 16.6 23.0 17.5 48.8

GROUP IV

                   
658 cities, 25,000 to 49,999;                    
  population 22,781,249                    
    Total clearances 38,600 513 2,812 6,426 28,849 148,855 18,723 119,522 10,610 1,121
    Percent under 18 14.2 5.1 14.1 15.6 14.1 21.5 18.0 22.5 16.5 46.4

GROUP V

                   
1,462 cities, 10,000 to 24,999;                    
  population 23,162,672                    
    Total clearances 35,668 440 2,741 5,202 27,285 161,448 21,078 129,906 10,464 1,049
    Percent under 18 13.9 1.8 13.8 13.6 14.2 20.0 17.7 20.7 15.9 47.2

GROUP VI

                   
6,396 cities, under 10,000;                    
  population 19,928,994                    
    Total clearances 35,374 340 2,434 3,309 29,291 136,755 20,284 106,324 10,147 1,032
    Percent under 18 14.0 3.5 13.7 15.2 14.0 19.7 19.6 20.2 15.5 49.8

METROPOLITAN COUNTIES

                   
1,399 agencies;                    
  population 49,085,327                    
    Total clearances 77,519 1,181 5,249 8,708 62,381 187,918 38,450 128,919 20,549 2,042
    Percent under 18 12.3 5.8 14.3 13.7 12.1 16.4 15.9 16.7 15.2 35.5

NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES

                   
2,143 agencies;                    
  population 22,730,989                    
    Total clearances 27,470 617 2,464 1,342 23,047 66,857 19,501 39,621 7,735 875
    Percent under 18 9.3 2.3 15.2 6.8 9.0 14.8 15.5 14.2 16.2 26.1

SUBURBAN AREA2

                   
6,524 agencies;                    
  population 94,342,987                    
    Total clearances 139,608 1,838 9,685 18,072 110,013 446,995 72,083 335,074 39,838 3,880
    Percent under 18 13.6 4.8 14.3 14.9 13.4 18.4 17.3 19.1 15.2 42.3

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.

2 Suburban area includes law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants and county law enforcement agencies that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area (see Appendix III). Suburban area excludes all metropolitan agencies associated with a principal city. The agencies associated with suburban areas also appear in other groups within this table.