2019 Chicago Police homicide clearance rate

2019 Homicide Clearance Rate

Posted on March 18, 2019

Legal OutcomeHomicides
No Suspect Charged386
Suspect Charged46
Self-Defense6
Police-Involved5
Murder-Suicide1

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).