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Table 32 Data Declaration

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Ten-Year Arrest Trends, Totals, 2003–2012

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

General comments

  • This 10-year trend table provides the number of persons arrested in 2003 and 2012 and the percent change when the data for these 2 years are compared. The table furnishes a breakdown of these data by juveniles (persons under age 18) and adults.
  • 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.


The data used in creating this table were from all law enforcement agencies submitting 12 months of arrest data for both 2003 and 2012.

Population estimation

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.

Population estimates for 2003 are based on the percent change in the state population from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2000 decennial population counts and 2003 provisional estimates.