Decline in Murder Clearance Rate Linked to Lack of Respect for Police and Rise in Killings by Strangers, Report Shows

Seattle, Washington – The rate of unsolved murders in America has seen a significant increase, according to a report released on December 19 by the Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ). The report shows that the homicide “clearance,” or solve rate, has dropped steadily from 83.7 percent in 1964 to 50 percent in 2022. Retired law … Read more