2019 Chicago Police homicide clearance rate

2019 Homicide Clearance Rate

Posted on March 18, 2019

Legal OutcomeHomicides
No Suspect Charged439
Suspect Charged61
Self-Defense6
Police-Involved6
Murder-Suicide1

The clearance rate is a calculation of Total Homicide Suspects Arrested & 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. We do not count homicides where the arrestee is released without charges nor do we count instances where the CPD says there’s an arrest but we’re not able to place a name/race/gender/age on the arrest. The rate has nothing to do with criminal proceedings and convictions (or lack thereof).