Research in Brief: Homicide Solvability
The Police Chief
This brief provides an overview of recent research findings pertaining to clearance rates for homicide. This is traditionally defined by a calculation of the annual number of homicides solved in a locality divided by the number of homicides recorded that year. The national rate has been reported to be 62 percent to 65 percent over the past 10 years.
Jarvis, John and Regoeczi, Wendy C., "Research in Brief: Homicide Solvability" (2012). Sociology & Criminology Faculty Publications. 116.
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