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Table 30 Data Declaration

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Number and Rate of Arrests by Region, 2010

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

General comments

  • This table provides the number of persons arrested and the arrest rate per 100,000 inhabitants for the four regions of the United States, and also for the Nation, in 2010. 
  • 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 law enforcement agencies submitting 12 months of arrest data for 2010. 
  • The FBI derived the arrest rates by first dividing the total number of arrests by the aggregated populations covered by contributing agencies and then multiplying the resulting figure by 100,000. 
  • The FBI publishes only data that conform to UCR data collection guidelines. The data collection methodology for arrests for forcible rape used by the state UCR Program administered by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (with the exception of Minneapolis and St. Paul) does not comply with these guidelines. Therefore, arrests for forcible rape for Minnesota are not available for inclusion in this table. Instead, the FBI computed the number and the rate by estimating the forcible rape arrests for each population group for participating agencies in Minnesota. The figures were estimated using the national forcible rape numbers for each population group applied to the population by group for Minnesota agencies. 

Regions and divisions

The U.S. Census Bureau has established the four regions of the United States along with their nine geographic divisions which are used by the UCR Program when compiling the Nation’s crime data. The following table lists the 50 states and the District of Columbia arranged according to the regions and divisions of the United States.

NORTHEASTERN STATES

New England 
Connecticut 
Maine
Massachusetts 
New Hampshire 
Rhode Island 
Vermont

Middle Atlantic 
New Jersey
New York 
Pennsylvania

MIDWESTERN STATES

East North Central 
Illinois 
Indiana 
Michigan
Ohio
Wisconsin 

West North Central 
Iowa 
Kansas 
Minnesota 
Missouri 
Nebraska 
North Dakota 
South Dakota

SOUTHERN STATES

South Atlantic 
Delaware 
District of Columbia 
Florida 
Georgia 
Maryland 
North Carolina 
South Carolina 
Virginia 
West Virginia

East South Central
Alabama 
Kentucky 
Mississippi 
Tennessee

West South Central 
Arkansas
Louisiana 
Oklahoma 
Texas

WESTERN STATES

Mountain
Arizona 
Colorado 
Idaho 
Montana 
Nevada 
New Mexico 
Utah 
Wyoming

Pacific
Alaska 
California 
Hawaii 
Oregon 
Washington

Population estimation

For the 2010 population estimates used in this table, the FBI computed individual rates of growth from one year to the next for every city/town and county using 2000 decennial population counts and 2001 through 2009 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Each agency’s rates of growth were averaged; that average was then applied and added to its 2009 Census population estimate to derive the agency’s 2010 population estimate.