Crime clearance rate in the United States in 2015, by region

Regional distribution - crime clearance rate in the U.S. 2015 This statistic shows the crime clearance rate the United States by region in 2015. In 2015, the clearance rate for robberies in the South stood at 27.5 percent.
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NortheastMidwestSouthWest
Violent crime 54.3%41.3%45%45.5%
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 61.7%54.9%62.5%64.7%
Rape (revised definition) 42.1%31.4%42.1%34.5%
Rape (legacy definition) 52.1%36.6%39.5%26.5%
Robbery 36.2%24.4%27.5%30.1%
Aggravated assault 65.6%49.4%51.9%53.8%
Property crime 23.7%19.6%20.5%15.4%
Burglary 17.3%10.9%13.8%10.8%
Larceny-theft 25.7%22.7%22.9%17.9%
Motor vehicle theft 15.7%13.7%16.1%9.7%
Arson 26.6%16.2%20.9%20.4%
NortheastMidwestSouthWest
Violent crime 54.3%41.3%45%45.5%
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 61.7%54.9%62.5%64.7%
Rape (revised definition) 42.1%31.4%42.1%34.5%
Rape (legacy definition) 52.1%36.6%39.5%26.5%
Robbery 36.2%24.4%27.5%30.1%
Aggravated assault 65.6%49.4%51.9%53.8%
Property crime 23.7%19.6%20.5%15.4%
Burglary 17.3%10.9%13.8%10.8%
Larceny-theft 25.7%22.7%22.9%17.9%
Motor vehicle theft 15.7%13.7%16.1%9.7%
Arson 26.6%16.2%20.9%20.4%
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This statistic shows the crime clearance rate the United States by region in 2015. In 2015, the clearance rate for robberies in the South stood at 27.5 percent.
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Release date
September 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
2015
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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