Table 14 Data Declaration
Hate Crime Zero Data Submitted, per Quarter, by State and Agency, 2012
The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting Program’s Hate Crime Statistics Program.
- This table lists the agencies that indicated no incidents of hate crimes occurred in their respective jurisdictions during the quarter(s) in 2012 for which they submitted reports.
- Blanks in any of the four columns under Zero data per quarter indicate that an agency did not submit a report for that particular quarter.
Caution to users
Valid assessments about crime, including hate crime, are possible only with careful study and analysis of the various conditions affecting each local law enforcement jurisdiction. (See Variables Affecting Crime.) In addition, some data in this publication may not be comparable to those in prior editions of Hate Crime Statistics because of differing levels of participation from year to year. Therefore, the reader is cautioned against making simplistic comparisons between the statistical data of this program and that of others with differing methodologies or even comparing individual reporting units solely on the basis of their agency type.
The data used in creating this table were from all law enforcement agencies that submitted either of the following: (1) at least one National Incident-Based Reporting System Group A Incident Report with a bias indicator of “None,” a Group B Arrest Report (because no offenses [bias-motivated or otherwise] occurred in their respective jurisdictions), or a Zero Report (because no offenses [bias-motivated or otherwise] or arrests occurred) for at least 1 month of the calendar year; or (2) at least one Hate Crime Incident Report and/or a Quarterly Hate Crime Report. The published data, therefore, do not necessarily represent reports from each participating agency for all 12 months (or
4 quarters) of the calendar year.
The FBI calculated 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.