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 in offenses known to law enforcement, by region, for the first 6 months of 2012 and 2013.

Methodology

The data used in creating this table were from law enforcement agencies submitting 3 to 6 common months of offense reports for 2012 and 2013. If the FBI determines certain variables have created unusual fluctuations in the data, those data are excluded from the tabulations.

The percent changes shown for the offense of forcible rape are based on data collected under the historical definition of rape. Because the UCR Program has received only one year of rape data based on the newly implemented definition, a two-year comparison could not be provided. The percent changes shown include converted National Incident-Based Reporting System rape data and data for those states/agencies that reported the historical definition of forcible rape for both years.

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

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