2015 homicide clearance rate

Homicide Clearance Rate

Posted on January 12, 2015

Legal OutcomeHomicides
No Suspect Charged360
Suspect Charged123
Police-Involved9
Murder/Suicide7
Self-Defense5
The clearance rate is a calculation of Total Homicide Suspects Charged/(Total Homicides – Police involved – Self Defense – Murder/Suicides). Regardless of how many people are charged in relation to a single homicide, it’s only counted as one suspect for calculation purposes. The rate has nothing to do with criminal proceedings and convictions (or lack thereof).