Table 2 Data Declaration

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Percent Change, by Region

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

General comment

This table provides the percent change from 2011 to 2012 for offenses known to law
enforcement by region.

Methodology

The data used in creating this table were from law enforcement agencies submitting 6 or
more common months of offense reports for 2011 and 2012. When the FBI determines
certain variables have created unusual fluctuations in the data, those data are excluded
from the trend tabulations.

Regions

The U.S. Census Bureau has established the four regions of the United States, which are
used by the UCR Program in compiling the nation’s crime data. The following table lists
the 50 states and the District of Columbia arranged according to the regions of the
United States.

NORTHEASTERN REGION

Connecticut
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
Rhode Island
Vermont
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania

MIDWESTERN REGION

Illinois
Indiana
Michigan
Ohio
Wisconsin
Iowa
Kansas
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
North Dakota
South Dakota

SOUTHERN REGION

Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Maryland
North Carolina
South Carolina
Virginia
West Virginia
Alabama
Kentucky
Mississippi
Tennessee
Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
Texas

WESTERN REGION

Arizona
Colorado
Idaho
Montana
Nevada
New Mexico
Utah
Wyoming
Alaska
California
Hawaii
Oregon
Washington

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.