Table 4 - Data Declaration

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Table 4 - Data Declaration

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Offenses Reported to Law Enforcement, by State by City 100,000 and over in Population

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

General comment

This table provides the number of offenses known to law enforcement in cities with populations of 100,000 and over for 2010 and 2011.

Methodology

  • The data used in creating this table were from city law enforcement agencies submitting 12 months of complete offense data for 2010 and 2011. Consequently, when arson does not appear in this table, it indicates the FBI did not receive 12 complete months of data.
  • Data from law enforcement agencies whose resident population falls below 100,000 are published in this table for 2 consecutive years. At that time, if the population remains below 100,000, the agency’s data are no longer published in this table.
  • When the FBI determines that an agency’s data collection methodology does not comply with the national UCR Program’s guidelines, the number of offenses is not included in the table, and the discrepancy will be explained in a footnote.

Population methodology

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.

If you have questions about this table

Contact the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division via e-mail at cjis_comm@leo.gov.