Clearance rate - crime clearance rate by type 2017

Crime clearance rate in the United States in 2017, by type

by Statista Research Department, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Clearance rate - crime clearance rate by type 2017 In 2017, murder and manslaughter charges had the highest crime clearance rate in the United States, with 61.6 percent of all cases being cleared by arrest or so-called exceptional means. Burglary cases had the lowest crime clearance rate, at 13.5 percent.
What is crime clearance?

Within the U.S. criminal justice system, criminal cases can be cleared (or closed) one of two ways. The first is through arrest, which means that at least one person has either been arrested, charged with an offense, or turned over to the court for prosecution. The second way a case can be closed is through what is called exceptional means, where law enforcement must have either identified the offender, gathered enough evidence to arrest, charge, and prosecute someone, identified the offender’s exact location, or come up against a circumstance outside the control of law enforcement that keeps them from arresting and prosecuting the offender.

Crime in the United States

Despite what many people may believe, crime in the United States has been on the decline. Particularly in regard to violent crime, the violent crime rate has almost halved since 1990, meaning that the U.S. is safer than it was almost 30 years ago.
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Crime clearance rate in the United States in 2017, by type

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