United States Clearance Percentages for Major Crimes by State (2007)

State Murder Rape Robbery Assault Burglary Larceny Vehicle
Theft
All
Alabama 47.4% 29.6% 20.8% 47.1% 10.5% 16.6% 17.5% 25.6%
Alaska 67.4% 34.4% 27.3% 72.2% 17.6% 24.5% 22.7% 39.8%
Arizona 55.1% 27.8% 20.2% 52.1% 6.9% 16.5% 9.1% 22.2%
Arkansas 74.2% 34.0% 27.0% 48.0% 9.5% 17.0% 14.0% 26.0%
California 53.1% 43.2% 26.2% 57.3% 12.8% 14.9% 8.3% 24.4%
Colorado 60.7% 37.0% 21.9% 64.1% 9.4% 18.4% 10.8% 26.0%
Connecticut 41.2% 33.3% 27.2% 63.0% 12.6% 18.0% 9.1% 30.0%
Delaware 48.7% 65.2% 29.3% 77.5% 19.7% 25.2% 11.7% 45.9%
District Of Columbia na na na na na na na na
Florida na na na na na na na na
Georgia 57.1% 37.9% 18.8% 41.0% 12.4% 20.5% 15.5% 23.9%
Hawaii (1) 100% 34.2% 34.8% 46.4% 8.0% 1.2% 12.4% 13.0%
Idaho 79.6% 37.3% 35.6% 62.2% 14.2% 20.9% 18.9% 34.4%
Illinois (1) 80.9% 27.1% 21.1% 42.9% 13.8% 19.7% 19.1% 21.0%
Indiana 69.4% 43.2% 27.7% 52.6% 10.9% 17.8% 18.6% 25.9%
Iowa 66.7% 25.3% 26.8% 57.0% 10.9% 18.0% 15.7% 28.1%
Kansas 52.2% 34.2% 28.9% 44.4% 7.2% 10.9% 12.1% 23.0%
Kentucky 59.3% 60.8% 30.2% 60.6% 18.4% 26.0% 15.2% 32.1%
Louisiana 65.1% 36.0% 31.3% 52.3% 15.5% 21.7% 16.0% 31.1%
Maine 90.0% 42.9% 39.5% 73.1% 20.2% 29.7% 32.8% 40.8%
Maryland 58.7% 56.0% 31.1% 68.8% 17.3% 19.8% 10.9% 32.9%
Massachusetts 53.9% 27.8% 23.8% 48.1% 10.3% 12.8% 10.0% 24.1%
Michigan 38.1% 22.7% 15.3% 31.7% 7.6% 13.7% 7.6% 18.5%
Minnesota 74.6% 22.9% 23.4% 63.1% 12.1% 23.9% 17.0% 30.8%
Mississippi 54.8% 28.4% 19.2% 34.9% 11.0% 18.6% 16.4% 22.2%
Missouri 75.4% 46.4% 23.1% 61.4% 14.3% 19.7% 14.0% 29.8%
Montana 61.5% 16.9% 24.7% 55.5% 9.0% 16.2% 16.6% 27.0%
Nebraska 71.2% 31.9% 31.5% 69.1% 12.3% 23.6% 19.1% 34.4%
Nevada 67.7% 20.7% 22.1% 49.9% 9.2% 20.0% 9.7% 26.6%
New Hampshire 20.0% 21.0% 38.6% 49.2% 10.0% 15.4% 17.8% 28.5%
New Jersey 63.2% 44.4% 26.6% 50.0% 14.5% 18.8% 5.4% 26.4%
New Mexico 58.0% 39.3% 19.7% 61.3% 7.9% 13.2% 13.1% 27.9%
New York 61.4% 43.5% 30.3% 57.1% 16.3% 25.3% 24.9% 32.7%
North Carolina 73.6% 60.2% 33.7% 65.8% 17.1% 22.4% 21.2% 32.2%
North Dakota 92.3% 26.5% 33.3% 50.8% 12.6% 22.1% 23.0% 30.9%
Ohio 45.2% 22.8% 18.7% 39.8% 8.1% 14.6% 9.1% 21.2%
Oklahoma 81.1% 41.8% 31.7% 46.4% 15.1% 17.2% 15.5% 25.0%
Oregon 55.9% 27.5% 35.8% 60.2% 11.2% 20.8% 12.4% 26.8%
Pennsylvania 61.3% 56.6% 32.7% 61.7% 17.3% 21.9% 21.8% 33.1%
Rhode Island 42.1% 29.1% 18.3% 49.7% 12.3% 12.9% 6.0% 22.5%
South Carolina 72.7% 37.8% 25.8% 49.3% 12.4% 16.6% 12.0% 28.4%
South Dakota 86.7% 20.9% 15.7% 51.5% 10.5% 16.6% 11.0% 27.5%
Tennessee 61.2% 33.6% 23.9% 45.8% 10.7% 17.2% 14.4% 27.3%
Texas 72.0% 43.7% 23.2% 51.5% 9.7% 16.1% 13.4% 25.2%
Utah 63.2% 29.2% 29.3% 56.1% 11.5% 20.9% 11.3% 28.1%
Vermont 69.2% 32.8% 40.0% 71.8% 11.2% 13.7% 24.4% 25.9%
Virginia 54.0% 36.9% 25.4% 58.3% 15.8% 17.0% 15.9% 31.5%
Washington 70.2% 41.2% 31.7% 61.0% 10.6% 18.2% 7.7% 25.5%
West Virginia 51.7% 13.5% 17.9% 40.7% 7.6% 13.8% 10.2% 22.7%
Wisconsin 78.8% 54.6% 24.5% 68.6% 13.1% 25.0% 15.9% 31.2%
Wyoming 93.8% 44.5% 39.8% 72.1% 16.6% 20.6% 25.1% 37.2%

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Notes:

(1) Calculated as the ratio of arrests to reported offenses without controls to account for multiple arrests for a single offense.

The data set used for this presentation (see below) is consisent with but may differ in part from other data sets provided by the Uniform Crime Reporting Program and used for other presentations in this series.

Clearance Percentage: The percentage of known or reported crimes cleared by arrest. The percentage is determined by dividing the number of arrests for a specific offense by the number of offenses reported to police. Blank cells indicate that no offenses in this category were reported to police. A zero percentage (0%) indicates that none of the reported offenses were cleared by an arrest.

Reported Crimes: The number of known crimes reported to police. The number of these crimes cleared by arrest is represented by the Clearance Percentage, calculated by dividing the number of reported crimes by the number of crimes cleared by an arrest, and is provided in a separate table.

All: Refers to all of the seven major crimes in the table: murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny, and vehicle thef (see below)t.

Description of Source Data: "The . . . dataset is a compilation of offenses reported to law enforcement agencies in the United States. Due to the vast number of categories of crime committed in the U.S., the FBI has limited the type of crimes included in this compilation to those crimes which people are most likely to report to police and those crimes which occur frequently enough to be analyzed across time. Crimes included are criminal homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft. Much information about these crimes is provided in this dataset. The number of times an offense has been reported, the number of reported offenses that have been cleared by arrests . . . [are] major items of information collected." Federal Bureau of Investigation, US Department of Justice.

Source: Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data - Offenses Known and Clearances by Arrest; Office of the Attorney General of Hawaii, Crime Prevention & Justice Assistance Division; Illinois State Police and Chicago Police Department

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