2017 homicide clearance rate

2017 Homicide Clearance Rate

Posted on February 6, 2017

Legal OutcomeHomicides
No Suspect Charged352
Suspect Charged55
Police-Involved8
Murder-Suicide3
Self-Defense3
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).