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Table 49 Data Declaration

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Arrests, Cities, by Race, 2011

The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.

General comments

  • This table provides the number of persons arrested in cities in 2011 broken down by the race of the arrestee.  In addition, the table shows the percent distribution of arrests by race for each offense.  The table also furnishes a breakdown of these data by juveniles (persons under age 18) and adults.
  • The totals provided in this table reflect only those persons arrested by law enforcement agencies that provided race information to the UCR Program; therefore, the totals may not match those shown in other arrest tables for cities.
  • City law enforcement agencies are defined as all agencies within Population Groups I–VI.  (See Area Definitions.)
  • These data represent the number of persons arrested; however, some persons may be arrested more than once during a year.  Therefore, the statistics in this table could, in some cases, represent multiple arrests of the same person.

Methodology

The data used in creating this table were from all city law enforcement agencies submitting 12 months of arrest data, including race information, for 2011.

Population estimation

The FBI calculated 2011 state growth rates using the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 decennial state/national population figures and 2011 provisional state/national population estimates.  The FBI then estimated population figures for city jurisdictions by applying the 2011 state growth rate to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data.