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Table 69 Data Declaration

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Arrests, by State, 2012

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

General comments

  • This table provides arrest data reported for each state for 2012. The table provides both total arrests and arrests of juveniles (persons under the age of 18).
  • 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 that submitted 12 months of arrest data for 2012.
  • Arrest totals are aggregates of the totals reported by agencies providing data to the UCR Program within each state.
  • Any comparison of statistics in this table should take into consideration variances in arrest practices, particularly for Part II crimes. (Offense Definitions define the UCR Program’s Part II offenses.)

Arrest information for 2012

  • Limited arrest data were received from the Illinois state UCR Program. (Arrest counts presented in this table are for Chicago and Rockford only.)
  • The Minnesota state UCR Program does not comply with national UCR Program guidelines for reporting forcible rape offense and arrest counts. Their offense and arrest counts include male victims and male arrestees arrested for forcibly raping males. As a result, their figures and totals for forcible rape, violent crime, and the total of all classes are not published in this table. 
  • For 2012, only arrest totals (with no age or gender breakdowns) are available for Florida. Therefore, Florida arrest totals are included only in this table.
  • No 2012 arrest data were received from the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Department. The two agencies in the District of Columbia for which 12 months of arrest data were received, the Metro Transit Police and the National Zoological Park, have no attributable population. 
  • No 2012 arrest data were received from the New York City Police Department. 
  • No arrest data were received from Hawaii, and only limited arrested data were available for Alabama.

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.