Crime clearance rate in the United States in 2016, by type

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Percent of offenses cleared by arrest
Murder and  nonnegligent, manslaughter 59.4%
Aggravated assault 53.3%
Violent  crime 45.6%
Rape (revised definition) 36.5%
Robbery 29.6%
Arson 20.8%
Larceny-theft 20.4%
Property crime 18.3%
Motor vehicle theft 13.3%
Burglary 13.1%

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This statistic shows the crime clearance rate in the United States. In 2016, 36.5 percent of all known forcible rape offenses were cleared by arrest or by exceptional means. In 2016, about 111 thousand cases of rape were reported in the United States.
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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.

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