Chicago Homicide Clearance Rate

2018 Homicide Clearance Rate

Posted on February 26, 2018

Legal OutcomeHomicides
No Suspect Charged159
Suspect Charged27
Murder-Suicide2
Self-Defense2
Police-Involved0
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).