2016 Chicago Homicide Clearance Rate

2016 Homicide Clearance Rate

Posted on January 22, 2016

Legal OutcomeHomicides
No Suspect Charged624
Suspect Charged145
Self-Defense12
Police-Involved11
Murder/Suicide6
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).