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Table 28: Number of offenses cleared by arrest or exceptional means, percent of clearances involving persons under 18 years of age by population group, 2012.

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

* This table provides the number of clearances for violent crimes and property crimes with a breakdown of clearances for those offenses as well as the percentage of those clearances that involved only juveniles.

* 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.

* 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.

* When an offender under the age of 18 is cited to appear in juvenile court or before other juvenile authorities, the UCR Program considers the incident to be cleared by arrest, even though a physical arrest may not have occurred.

* Clearances for offenses that include both adult and juvenile offenders are classified as clearances for crimes committed by adults and are, therefore, not included in this table.

* Because the clearance percentages for crimes committed by juveniles include only those clearances in which no adults were involved, the figures in this table should not be used to present a definitive picture of juvenile involvement in crime.

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 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 28
Number of Offenses Cleared by Arrest or Exceptional Means
Percent of Clearances Involving Persons Under 18 Years of Age
by Population Group, 2012

Population group Violent Murder and
 crime nonnegligent
 manslaughter

TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Total clearances 442,506 7,384
 Percent under 18 8.8 3.8
TOTAL CITIES Total clearances 341,447 5,540
 Percent under 18 8.9 4.0
 GROUP I (250,000 Total clearances 124,675 2,594
 and over) Percent under 18 8.3 4.2
 1,000,000 and over Total clearances 39,640 913
 (Group I subset) Percent under 18 7.2 1.8
 500,000 to 999,999 Total clearances 47,089 824
 (Group I subset) Percent under 18 9.1 5.7
 250,000 to 499,999 Total clearances 37,946 857
 (Group I subset) Percent under 18 8.4 5.4
 GROUP II (100,000 Total clearances 59,198 950
 to 249,999) Percent under 18 8.8 4.5
 GROUP III (50,000 Total clearances 48,463 605
 to 99,999) Percent under 18 9.3 3.0
 GROUP IV (25,000 Total clearances 38,430 531
 to 49,999) Percent under 18 9.4 2.6
 GROUP V (10,000 Total clearances 37,317 502
 to 24,999) Percent under 18 9.3 3.2
 GROUP VI (under 10,000) Total clearances 33,364 358
 Percent under 18 10.0 6.7
 METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Total clearances 77,576 1,236
 Percent under 18 9.2 3.4
 NONMETROPOLITAN Total clearances 23,483 608
 COUNTIES Percent under 18 6.5 2.8
SUBURBAN AREAS (2) Total clearances 143,481 2,001
 Percent under 18 9.7 3.5

Population group Forcible Robbery
 rape

TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Total clearances 26,474 76,985
 Percent under 18 11.4 11.6
TOTAL CITIES Total clearances 19,351 66,412
 Percent under 18 11.0 11.8
 GROUP I (250,000 Total clearances 6,674 29,315
 and over) Percent under 18 8.7 12.0
 1,000,000 and over Total clearances 2,384 10,417
 (Group I subset) Percent under 18 7.3 10.0
 500,000 to 999,999 Total clearances 2,165 9,827
 (Group I subset) Percent under 18 9.8 13.8
 250,000 to 499,999 Total clearances 2,125 9,071
 (Group I subset) Percent under 18 9.1 12.3
 GROUP II (100,000 Total clearances 3,149 12,473
 to 249,999) Percent under 18 11.5 12.3
 GROUP III (50,000 Total clearances 2,717 8,835
 to 99,999) Percent under 18 10.9 12.7
 GROUP IV (25,000 Total clearances 2,287 6,768
 to 49,999) Percent under 18 13.3 11.2
 GROUP V (10,000 Total clearances 2,386 5,470
 to 24,999) Percent under 18 12.6 10.0
 GROUP VI (under 10,000) Total clearances 2,138 3,551
 Percent under 18 12.8 10.1
 METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Total clearances 4,923 9,365
 Percent under 18 12.4 11.5
 NONMETROPOLITAN Total clearances 2,200 1,208
 COUNTIES Percent under 18 13.8 4.1
SUBURBAN AREAS (2) Total clearances 8,936 19,935
 Percent under 18 12.5 11.4

Population group Aggravated Property
 assault crime

TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Total clearances 331,663 1,383,878
 Percent under 18 8.1 12.4
TOTAL CITIES Total clearances 250,144 1,102,821
 Percent under 18 8.1 12.8
 GROUP I (250,000 Total clearances 86,092 241,194
 and over) Percent under 18 7.1 12.5
 1,000,000 and over Total clearances 25,926 67,606
 (Group I subset) Percent under 18 6.3 10.2
 500,000 to 999,999 Total clearances 34,273 86,755
 (Group I subset) Percent under 18 7.7 13.5
 250,000 to 499,999 Total clearances 25,893 86,833
 (Group I subset) Percent under 18 7.1 13.2
 GROUP II (100,000 Total clearances 42,626 178,384
 to 249,999) Percent under 18 7.7 14.6
 GROUP III (50,000 Total clearances 36,306 174,748
 to 99,999) Percent under 18 8.5 14.3
 GROUP IV (25,000 Total clearances 28,844 177,978
 to 49,999) Percent under 18 8.8 13.0
 GROUP V (10,000 Total clearances 28,959 182,979
 to 24,999) Percent under 18 9.0 11.6
 GROUP VI (under 10,000) Total clearances 27,317 147,538
 Percent under 18 9.8 10.8
 METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Total clearances 62,052 214,856
 Percent under 18 8.7 11.2
 NONMETROPOLITAN Total clearances 19,467 66,201
 COUNTIES Percent under 18 5.9 8.6
SUBURBAN AREAS (2) Total clearances 112,609 532,979
 Percent under 18 9.3 11.5

Population group Burglary Larceny-
 theft

TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Total clearances 215,979 1,096,464
 Percent under 18 11.0 12.7
TOTAL CITIES Total clearances 152,552 898,297
 Percent under 18 11.7 13.1
 GROUP I (250,000 Total clearances 37,957 186,572
 and over) Percent under 18 12.1 12.7
 1,000,000 and over Total clearances 10,104 52,988
 (Group I subset) Percent under 18 10.1 10.4
 500,000 to 999,999 Total clearances 14,250 66,091
 (Group I subset) Percent under 18 13.6 13.4
 250,000 to 499,999 Total clearances 13,603 67,493
 (Group I subset) Percent under 18 12.0 13.7
 GROUP II (100,000 Total clearances 25,851 142,974
 to 249,999) Percent under 18 13.4 15.0
 GROUP III (50,000 Total clearances 23,755 143,547
 to 99,999) Percent under 18 11.4 15.0
 GROUP IV (25,000 Total clearances 21,045 150,933
 to 49,999) Percent under 18 11.0 13.3
 GROUP V (10,000 Total clearances 23,212 153,354
 to 24,999) Percent under 18 10.9 11.8
 GROUP VI (under 10,000) Total clearances 20,732 120,917
 Percent under 18 11.2 10.8
 METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Total clearances 44,807 156,105
 Percent under 18 10.0 11.6
 NONMETROPOLITAN Total clearances 18,620 42,062
 COUNTIES Percent under 18 7.8 8.6
SUBURBAN AREAS (2) Total clearances 84,654 422,696
 Percent under 18 10.4 11.8

Population group Motor Arson (1)
 vehicle
 theft

TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Total clearances 71,435 9,253
 Percent under 18 11.2 30.1
TOTAL CITIES Total clearances 51,972 6,835
 Percent under 18 11.3 31.9
 GROUP I (250,000 Total clearances 16,665 1,998
 and over) Percent under 18 11.2 29.3
 1,000,000 and over Total clearances 4,514 533
 (Group I subset) Percent under 18 8.1 31.0
 500,000 to 999,999 Total clearances 6,414 709
 (Group I subset) Percent under 18 13.5 29.1
 250,000 to 499,999 Total clearances 5,737 756
 (Group I subset) Percent under 18 10.9 28.3
 GROUP II (100,000 Total clearances 9,559 1,205
 to 249,999) Percent under 18 11.3 31.1
 GROUP III (50,000 Total clearances 7,446 1,006
 to 99,999) Percent under 18 11.7 31.2
 GROUP IV (25,000 Total clearances 6,000 924
 to 49,999) Percent under 18 12.6 35.5
 GROUP V (10,000 Total clearances 6,413 849
 to 24,999) Percent under 18 10.9 32.9
 GROUP VI (under 10,000) Total clearances 5,889 853
 Percent under 18 10.6 35.4
 METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Total clearances 13,944 1,627
 Percent under 18 10.9 28.5
 NONMETROPOLITAN Total clearances 5,519 791
 COUNTIES Percent under 18 10.6 17.1
SUBURBAN AREAS (2) Total clearances 25,629 3,235
 Percent under 18 10.7 32.4

Population group Number 2012
 of estimated
 agencies population

TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Total clearances 13,873 257,144,425
 Percent under 18
TOTAL CITIES Total clearances 10,233 172,837,062
 Percent under 18
 GROUP I (250,000 Total clearances 68 42,819,253
 and over) Percent under 18
 1,000,000 and over Total clearances 8 14,496,403
 (Group I subset) Percent under 18
 500,000 to 999,999 Total clearances 22 15,067,317
 (Group I subset) Percent under 18
 250,000 to 499,999 Total clearances 38 13,255,533
 (Group I subset) Percent under 18
 GROUP II (100,000 Total clearances 187 27,761,703
 to 249,999) Percent under 18
 GROUP III (50,000 Total clearances 412 28,566,757
 to 99,999) Percent under 18
 GROUP IV (25,000 Total clearances 758 26,232,274
 to 49,999) Percent under 18
 GROUP V (10,000 Total clearances 1,616 25,611,040
 to 24,999) Percent under 18
 GROUP VI (under 10,000) Total clearances 7,192 21,846,035
 Percent under 18
 METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Total clearances 1,561 60,664,315
 Percent under 18
 NONMETROPOLITAN Total clearances 2,079 23,643,048
 COUNTIES Percent under 18
SUBURBAN AREAS (2) Total clearances 7,534 113,428,377
 Percent under 18

(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. 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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