Annual Statistics

Clearance Rates

2017 Case Status by Division
2017 CASES Detectives SRO VNU Total Percent
Total Cases Assigned 701 600 253 1554  
Cleared by Arrest 235 376 196 807 52%
Closed with Investigation 194 207 26 427 28%
Suspended/Inactive 88 12 13 113 7%
Still Active 184 5 18 207 13%
MEG Assist N.A. N.A. *8 *8  

*MEG Assist cases are not included as assigned cases for VNU.

CDI Investigation Status Over 5 Years
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total Cases Assigned 1022 1198 1069 1192 1554
Cleared by Arrest 45% 46% 57% 57% 52%
Closed with Investigation 26% 26% 30% 29% 28%
Suspended/Inactive 10% 12% 9% 7% 7%
Still Active 14% 12% 5% 7% 13%
MEG Assist 4% 4% 6% *21 *8.

*MEG Assist data is not calculated as a percentage and are not included in assigned cases.

OPD Clearance Rates over 5 Years
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
OSHKOSH
Violent Crimes 67% 60% 56% 58% 56%
Property Crimes 34% 32% 35% 33% 26%
NATION
Violent Crimes 48% 47% 46% 45.6% N.A.*
Property Crimes 20% 20% 19% 18.3% N.A.*

* 2017 national clearance rates will not be available until early 2018.

The above table uses data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports to compare Oshkosh Police Department clearance rates with national averages. The State of Wisconsin has not published UCR clearance rates since 2012. Violent crimes include homicide, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Property crimes include burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

A case is considered cleared when an arrest is made, or when the identity and location of the offender have been established and there is probable cause to arrest, but a reason outside law enforcement control (such as death of the offender) precludes the arrest.