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 offenses known to law enforcement for 2011 and 2012 in cities
with populations of 100,000 and over.

Methodology

• Data from law enforcement agencies whose resident population falls below
100,000 are published in this table for 2 consecutive years. After which, 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 figure(s) for that
agency’s offense(s) is not included in the table, and the discrepancy is explained
in a footnote.
• The FBI does not publish arson data in this table unless the UCR Program
receives 12 complete months of data from the agency.

Population estimation

The FBI calculated the 2012 state growth rates using the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011 and
2012 provisional state/national population estimates. The FBI then estimated
population figures for city and county jurisdictions by applying the 2012 state growth
rate to the updated 2011 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 or by telephone at (304) 625-4995.