According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s latest data on crime in the US, you have a 40% chance of getting away with murder in America and a 50% chance of getting away with aggravated assault.
The data shows the “clearance rate” – the rate of solving crimes.
These overall figures disguise wide variations of course. If you live in an area largely populated by non-whites the clearance rates can easily fall to single digits.
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