10 Cities With Worst Murder Clearance Rates

Just 17.5% of murders solved in Flint over a decade: 24/7 Wall St.
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2017 9:20 AM CDT
10 Cities With Worst Murder Clearance Rates
Police respond after a shooting in Flint, Mich., on May 4, 2017.   (Mac Snyder /The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)

Police solved 61.5% of all reported murders in 2015—but that means 38.5% of homicides went unsolved. So where were people most likely to get away with murder? 24/7 Wall St. rounds up the metropolitan areas, using FBI crime data from 2005 to 2015. The worst 10, with the rate of solved murders:

1. Flint, Mich.: 17.5%
2. Honolulu, Hawaii: 18.8%
3. Midland, Mich.: 23.1%
4. Saginaw, Mich.: 23.3%
5. Lima, Ohio: 24.5%
6. Kokomo, Ind.: 30%
7. Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Mich.: 30.9%
8. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-Pa.: 31%
9. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Mich.: 31.8%
10. Topeka, Kan.: 32.7%

Click for the full list or see the most dangerous city per state. (More murder stories.)

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