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Clearance Rates

  • By: James P. Levine
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

Clearance rates are the percentage of reported or discovered crimes that are solved by the police. Cases are considered solved when arrests are made, even though they may not result in a conviction. Exceptional clearances are instances ...

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