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

Clearance rate - crime clearance rate by type 2017 This statistic shows the crime clearance rate in the United States. In 2017, 34.5 percent of all known rape offenses were cleared by arrest or by exceptional means. In 2016, about ninety thousand cases of rape were reported in the United States.
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Percent of offenses cleared by arrest
Murder and nonnegligent, manslaughter61.6%
Aggravated assault 53.3%
Violent crime45.6%
Rape34.5%
Robbery 29.7%
Arson 21.7%
Larceny-theft 19.2%
Property crime 17.6%
Motor vehicle theft 13.7%
Burglary 13.5%
Percent of offenses cleared by arrest
Murder and nonnegligent, manslaughter61.6%
Aggravated assault 53.3%
Violent crime45.6%
Rape34.5%
Robbery 29.7%
Arson 21.7%
Larceny-theft 19.2%
Property crime 17.6%
Motor vehicle theft 13.7%
Burglary 13.5%
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This statistic shows the crime clearance rate in the United States. In 2017, 34.5 percent of all known rape offenses were cleared by arrest or by exceptional means. In 2016, about ninety thousand cases of rape were reported in the United States.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
Supplementary notes
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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