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Table 25: Percent of offenses cleared by arrest or exceptional means, by population group, 2012.

The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. General comments

* This table provides the number of violent crimes and property crimes with a breakdown of the offenses known to law enforcement and the percentage of those offenses that were cleared by arrest or exceptional means.

* The number of agencies meeting the criteria for inclusion in this table and the 2012 estimated population for those agencies are provided by city population groups, county population groups, and suburban areas.

* Not all agencies submit data reports for arson to the FBI. Therefore, the agency counts and estimated population presented in this table do not represent participation for the reporting of arson.

* Suburban areas include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants and county law enforcement agencies that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area.

* Suburban areas exclude all metropolitan agencies associated with a principal city. The agencies associated with suburban areas also appear in other groups within this table.

Methodology

* The data used in creating this table were from all law enforcement agencies submitting at least 6 months of complete offense reports for 2012.

* The FBI bases percent cleared statistics on aggregated offense and clearance totals. The percentage of crimes cleared by arrest is obtained first by dividing the number of offenses cleared by the number of offenses known and then multiplying the resulting figure by 100.

Population groups
The UCR Program uses the following population group designations:

Population Group Political Label Population Range

I City 250,000 and more
II City 100,000 to 249,999
III City 50,000 to 99,999
IV City 25,000 to 49,999
V City 10,000 to 24,999
VI (1),(2) City Less than 10,000
VIII County N/A
(Nonmetropolitan
County) (2)

IX (Metropolitan County N/A
County) (2)

(1) Includes universities and colleges to which no population
is attributed.

(2) Includes state police to which no population is attributed.


Population estimation

The FBI calculated 2012 state growth rates using the U.S. Census Bureau's 2011 and 2012 provisional state/national population estimates. The FBI then estimated population figures for city and county jurisdictions by applying the 2012 state growth rate to the updated 2011 U.S. Census Bureau data.
Table 25
Percent of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means
by Population Group, 2012

Population group Violent
 crime

TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 1,060,028
 Percent cleared by arrest 46.8
 TOTAL CITIES Offenses known 834,273
 Percent cleared by arrest 44.6
 GROUP I (250,000 Offenses known 346,619
 and over) Percent cleared by arrest 38.4
 1,000,000 and over Offenses known 99,918
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 39.7
 500,000 to 999,999 Offenses known 137,073
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 38.2
 250,000 to 499,999 Offenses known 109,628
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 37.4
 GROUP II (100,000 Offenses known 154,057
 to 249,999) Percent cleared by arrest 43.6
 GROUP III (50,000 Offenses known 113,210
 to 99,999) Percent cleared by arrest 47.9
 GROUP IV (25,000 Offenses known 84,484
 to 49,999) Percent cleared by arrest 50.3
 GROUP V (10,000 Offenses known 74,008
 to 24,999) Percent cleared by arrest 54.5
 GROUP VI (under Offenses known 61,895
 10,000) Percent cleared by arrest 56.7
 METROPOLITAN Offenses known 182,017
 COUNTIES Percent cleared by arrest 54.2
 NONMETROPOLITAN Offenses known 43,738
 COUNTIES
 Percent cleared by arrest 58.4
SUBURBAN AREAS (2) Offenses known 317,116
 Percent cleared by arrest 54.1

Population group Murder and
 nonnegligent
 manslaughter

TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 13,092
 Percent cleared by arrest 62.5
 TOTAL CITIES Offenses known 9,998
 Percent cleared by arrest 60.3
 GROUP I (250,000 Offenses known 4,878
 and over) Percent cleared by arrest 57.0
 1,000,000 and over Offenses known 1,336
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 68.3
 500,000 to 999,999 Offenses known 1,883
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 50.9
 250,000 to 499,999 Offenses known 1,659
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 54.7
 GROUP II (100,000 Offenses known 1,780
 to 249,999) Percent cleared by arrest 59.5
 GROUP III (50,000 Offenses known 1,158
 to 99,999) Percent cleared by arrest 58.5
 GROUP IV (25,000 Offenses known 903
 to 49,999) Percent cleared by arrest 67.6
 GROUP V (10,000 Offenses known 753
 to 24,999) Percent cleared by arrest 70.1
 GROUP VI (under Offenses known 526
 10,000) Percent cleared by arrest 71.5
 METROPOLITAN Offenses known 2,236
 COUNTIES Percent cleared by arrest 67.7
 NONMETROPOLITAN Offenses known 858
 COUNTIES
 Percent cleared by arrest 74.0
SUBURBAN AREAS (2) Offenses known 3,530
 Percent cleared by arrest 67.4

Population group Forcible
 rape

TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 73,574
 Percent cleared by arrest 40.1
 TOTAL CITIES Offenses known 54,669
 Percent cleared by arrest 38.2
 GROUP I (250,000 Offenses known 17,513
 and over) Percent cleared by arrest 40.7
 1,000,000 and over Offenses known 4,972
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 47.9
 500,000 to 999,999 Offenses known 6,493
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 39.1
 250,000 to 499,999 Offenses known 6,048
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 36.6
 GROUP II (100,000 Offenses known 9,818
 to 249,999) Percent cleared by arrest 36.1
 GROUP III (50,000 Offenses known 8,072
 to 99,999) Percent cleared by arrest 36.9
 GROUP IV (25,000 Offenses known 7,123
 to 49,999) Percent cleared by arrest 35.2
 GROUP V (10,000 Offenses known 6,445
 to 24,999) Percent cleared by arrest 39.0
 GROUP VI (under Offenses known 5,698
 10,000) Percent cleared by arrest 39.1
 METROPOLITAN Offenses known 13,685
 COUNTIES Percent cleared by arrest 45.8
 NONMETROPOLITAN Offenses known 5,220
 COUNTIES
 Percent cleared by arrest 44.9
SUBURBAN AREAS (2) Offenses known 24,832
 Percent cleared by arrest 42.9

Population group Robbery

TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 304,905
 Percent cleared by arrest 28.1
 TOTAL CITIES Offenses known 263,305
 Percent cleared by arrest 27.3
 GROUP I (250,000 Offenses known 130,546
 and over) Percent cleared by arrest 23.7
 1,000,000 and over Offenses known 41,166
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 25.3
 500,000 to 999,999 Offenses known 47,227
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 23.0
 250,000 to 499,999 Offenses known 42,153
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 22.9
 GROUP II (100,000 Offenses known 49,841
 to 249,999) Percent cleared by arrest 27.8
 GROUP III (50,000 Offenses known 33,584
 to 99,999) Percent cleared by arrest 29.8
 GROUP IV (25,000 Offenses known 22,802
 to 49,999) Percent cleared by arrest 33.2
 GROUP V (10,000 Offenses known 16,233
 to 24,999) Percent cleared by arrest 36.2
 GROUP VI (under Offenses known 10,299
 10,000) Percent cleared by arrest 36.3
 METROPOLITAN Offenses known 38,395
 COUNTIES Percent cleared by arrest 32.1
 NONMETROPOLITAN Offenses known 3,205
 COUNTIES
 Percent cleared by arrest 41.4
SUBURBAN AREAS (2) Offenses known 72,372
 Percent cleared by arrest 33.1

Population group Aggravated
 assault

TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 668,457
 Percent cleared by arrest 55.8
 TOTAL CITIES Offenses known 506,301
 Percent cleared by arrest 54.0
 GROUP I (250,000 Offenses known 193,682
 and over) Percent cleared by arrest 47.7
 1,000,000 and over Offenses known 52,444
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 49.4
 500,000 to 999,999 Offenses known 81,470
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 46.7
 250,000 to 499,999 Offenses known 59,768
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 47.3
 GROUP II (100,000 Offenses known 92,618
 to 249,999) Percent cleared by arrest 52.7
 GROUP III (50,000 Offenses known 70,396
 to 99,999) Percent cleared by arrest 57.6
 GROUP IV (25,000 Offenses known 53,656
 to 49,999) Percent cleared by arrest 59.3
 GROUP V (10,000 Offenses known 50,577
 to 24,999) Percent cleared by arrest 62.0
 GROUP VI (under Offenses known 45,372
 10,000) Percent cleared by arrest 63.3
 METROPOLITAN Offenses known 127,701
 COUNTIES Percent cleared by arrest 61.5
 NONMETROPOLITAN Offenses known 34,455
 COUNTIES
 Percent cleared by arrest 61.6
SUBURBAN AREAS (2) Offenses known 216,382
 Percent cleared by arrest 62.1

Population group Property
 crime

TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 8,015,405
 Percent cleared by arrest 19.0
 TOTAL CITIES Offenses known 6,199,142
 Percent cleared by arrest 19.1
 GROUP I (250,000 Offenses known 1,839,561
 and over) Percent cleared by arrest 13.8
 1,000,000 and over Offenses known 528,025
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 12.8
 500,000 to 999,999 Offenses known 720,830
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 13.2
 250,000 to 499,999 Offenses known 590,706
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 15.5
 GROUP II (100,000 Offenses known 1,131,898
 to 249,999) Percent cleared by arrest 17.6
 GROUP III (50,000 Offenses known 950,446
 to 99,999) Percent cleared by arrest 20.2
 GROUP IV (25,000 Offenses known 827,833
 to 49,999) Percent cleared by arrest 23.3
 GROUP V (10,000 Offenses known 773,096
 to 24,999) Percent cleared by arrest 25.1
 GROUP VI (under Offenses known 676,308
 10,000) Percent cleared by arrest 22.7
 METROPOLITAN Offenses known 1,437,003
 COUNTIES Percent cleared by arrest 18.5
 NONMETROPOLITAN Offenses known 379,260
 COUNTIES
 Percent cleared by arrest 18.6
SUBURBAN AREAS (2) Offenses known 2,918,223
 Percent cleared by arrest 20.9

Population group Burglary

TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 1,897,748
 Percent cleared by arrest 12.7
 TOTAL CITIES Offenses known 1,372,439
 Percent cleared by arrest 12.1
 GROUP I (250,000 Offenses known 436,518
 and over) Percent cleared by arrest 9.2
 1,000,000 and over Offenses known 124,814
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 8.1
 500,000 to 999,999 Offenses known 169,023
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 9.2
 250,000 to 499,999 Offenses known 142,681
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 10.2
 GROUP II (100,000 Offenses known 262,866
 to 249,999) Percent cleared by arrest 11.2
 GROUP III (50,000 Offenses known 209,189
 to 99,999) Percent cleared by arrest 12.6
 GROUP IV (25,000 Offenses known 171,739
 to 49,999) Percent cleared by arrest 13.6
 GROUP V (10,000 Offenses known 160,445
 to 24,999) Percent cleared by arrest 15.4
 GROUP VI (under Offenses known 131,682
 10,000) Percent cleared by arrest 16.6
 METROPOLITAN Offenses known 394,157
 COUNTIES Percent cleared by arrest 14.1
 NONMETROPOLITAN Offenses known 131,152
 COUNTIES
 Percent cleared by arrest 15.3
SUBURBAN AREAS (2) Offenses known 682,887
 Percent cleared by arrest 14.5

Population group Larceny-
 theft

TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 5,459,213
 Percent cleared by arrest 22.0
 TOTAL CITIES Offenses known 4,308,727
 Percent cleared by arrest 22.4
 GROUP I (250,000 Offenses known 1,173,458
 and over) Percent cleared by arrest 16.8
 1,000,000 and over Offenses known 334,745
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 15.8
 500,000 to 999,999 Offenses known 465,026
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 15.6
 250,000 to 499,999 Offenses known 373,687
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 19.0
 GROUP II (100,000 Offenses known 764,418
 to 249,999) Percent cleared by arrest 20.8
 GROUP III (50,000 Offenses known 667,524
 to 99,999) Percent cleared by arrest 23.6
 GROUP IV (25,000 Offenses known 609,897
 to 49,999) Percent cleared by arrest 26.8
 GROUP V (10,000 Offenses known 575,330
 to 24,999) Percent cleared by arrest 28.2
 GROUP VI (under Offenses known 518,100
 10,000) Percent cleared by arrest 24.2
 METROPOLITAN Offenses known 926,088
 COUNTIES Percent cleared by arrest 20.9
 NONMETROPOLITAN Offenses known 224,398
 COUNTIES
 Percent cleared by arrest 19.9
SUBURBAN AREAS (2) Offenses known 2,039,621
 Percent cleared by arrest 23.5

Population group Motor
 vehicle
 theft

TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 658,444
 Percent cleared by arrest 11.9
 TOTAL CITIES Offenses known 517,976
 Percent cleared by arrest 10.7
 GROUP I (250,000 Offenses known 229,585
 and over) Percent cleared by arrest 7.5
 1,000,000 and over Offenses known 68,466
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 6.6
 500,000 to 999,999 Offenses known 86,781
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 7.8
 250,000 to 499,999 Offenses known 74,338
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 8.1
 GROUP II (100,000 Offenses known 104,614
 to 249,999) Percent cleared by arrest 10.0
 GROUP III (50,000 Offenses known 73,733
 to 99,999) Percent cleared by arrest 11.0
 GROUP IV (25,000 Offenses known 46,197
 to 49,999) Percent cleared by arrest 14.2
 GROUP V (10,000 Offenses known 37,321
 to 24,999) Percent cleared by arrest 18.2
 GROUP VI (under Offenses known 26,526
 10,000) Percent cleared by arrest 23.0
 METROPOLITAN Offenses known 116,758
 COUNTIES Percent cleared by arrest 14.6
 NONMETROPOLITAN Offenses known 23,710
 COUNTIES
 Percent cleared by arrest 24.4
SUBURBAN AREAS (2) Offenses known 195,715
 Percent cleared by arrest 15.1

Population group Arson (1)

TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 48,196
 Percent cleared by arrest 20.4
 TOTAL CITIES Offenses known 36,349
 Percent cleared by arrest 19.6
 GROUP I (250,000 Offenses known 13,340
 and over) Percent cleared by arrest 15.5
 1,000,000 and over Offenses known 3,547
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 15.0
 500,000 to 999,999 Offenses known 4,768
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 15.7
 250,000 to 499,999 Offenses known 5,025
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest 15.6
 GROUP II (100,000 Offenses known 6,437
 to 249,999) Percent cleared by arrest 19.9
 GROUP III (50,000 Offenses known 5,289
 to 99,999) Percent cleared by arrest 19.9
 GROUP IV (25,000 Offenses known 4,357
 to 49,999) Percent cleared by arrest 22.3
 GROUP V (10,000 Offenses known 3,434
 to 24,999) Percent cleared by arrest 25.7
 GROUP VI (under Offenses known 3,492
 10,000) Percent cleared by arrest 25.1
 METROPOLITAN Offenses known 8,903
 COUNTIES Percent cleared by arrest 21.2
 NONMETROPOLITAN Offenses known 2,944
 COUNTIES
 Percent cleared by arrest 27.6
SUBURBAN AREAS (2) Offenses known 15,665
 Percent cleared by arrest 22.8

Population group Number
 of
 agencies

TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 14,601
 Percent cleared by arrest
 TOTAL CITIES Offenses known 10,582
 Percent cleared by arrest
 GROUP I (250,000 Offenses known 72
 and over) Percent cleared by arrest
 1,000,000 and over Offenses known 8
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest
 500,000 to 999,999 Offenses known 24
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest
 250,000 to 499,999 Offenses known 40
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest
 GROUP II (100,000 Offenses known 206
 to 249,999) Percent cleared by arrest
 GROUP III (50,000 Offenses known 444
 to 99,999) Percent cleared by arrest
 GROUP IV (25,000 Offenses known 801
 to 49,999) Percent cleared by arrest
 GROUP V (10,000 Offenses known 1,685
 to 24,999) Percent cleared by arrest
 GROUP VI (under Offenses known 7,374
 10,000) Percent cleared by arrest
 METROPOLITAN Offenses known 1,802
 COUNTIES Percent cleared by arrest
 NONMETROPOLITAN Offenses known 2,217
 COUNTIES
 Percent cleared by arrest
SUBURBAN AREAS (2) Offenses known 8,014
 Percent cleared by arrest

Population group 2012
 estimated
 population

TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Offenses known 278,152,589
 Percent cleared by arrest
 TOTAL CITIES Offenses known 183,453,318
 Percent cleared by arrest
 GROUP I (250,000 Offenses known 45,057,321
 and over) Percent cleared by arrest
 1,000,000 and over Offenses known 14,496,403
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest
 500,000 to 999,999 Offenses known 16,540,300
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest
 250,000 to 499,999 Offenses known 14,020,618
 (Group I subset) Percent cleared by arrest
 GROUP II (100,000 Offenses known 30,723,714
 to 249,999) Percent cleared by arrest
 GROUP III (50,000 Offenses known 30,723,376
 to 99,999) Percent cleared by arrest
 GROUP IV (25,000 Offenses known 27,807,739
 to 49,999) Percent cleared by arrest
 GROUP V (10,000 Offenses known 26,712,732
 to 24,999) Percent cleared by arrest
 GROUP VI (under Offenses known 22,428,436
 10,000) Percent cleared by arrest
 METROPOLITAN Offenses known 70,247,102
 COUNTIES Percent cleared by arrest
 NONMETROPOLITAN Offenses known 24,452,169
 COUNTIES
 Percent cleared by arrest
SUBURBAN AREAS (2) Offenses known 125,678,423
 Percent cleared by arrest

(1) Not all agencies submit data reports for arson to the FBI.
Therefore, the agency counts and estimated population presented
in this table do not represent participation for the reporting
of arson.

(2) Suburban areas include law enforcement agencies in
cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants and county law
enforcement agencies that are within a Metropolitan
Statistical Area.

(2) Suburban areas exclude all metropolitan agencies associated
with a principal city. The agencies associated with
suburban areas also appear in other groups within this table.
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