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Clearance Rates

Clearance Rates

Clearance Rates

In line with James P. Levine

about Clearance Rates in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

Clearance rates are the percentage of reported or discovered crimes (there is more information about criminal law in the American Legal Encyclopedia and about crimes and criminals vocabulary) 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 when police believe they have identified the perpetrator but are unable to make an arrest, as is the case when the perpetrator commits suicide or flees the country, or when the victim will not cooperate. Clearances also can occur when someone arrested for a particular offense then confesses to other crimes (there is more information about criminal law in the American Legal Encyclopedia and about crimes and criminals vocabulary) or is implicated in their commission. Clearance rates vary enormously from crime to crime.