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
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