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Table 11 Data Declaration

ATF Arson-related Arrests by Judicial District, 2015 

The ATF collected these arrest data from its internal criminal case-management system.

General Comment

This table provides the number of defendants arrested in calendar year 2015 for an arson offense charged in state or federal court related to an ATF arson investigation.  


The data used in creating this table are from the arrest information reported as accomplishments in the ATF’s internal criminal case management system. These data include arrests by the ATF or task forces where the ATF submitted a recommendation for prosecution. In calendar year 2015, defendants were arrested on the following charges in connection with ATF arson investigations:



Title 18 USC

247 – Church Fire Activity


844(h)(1) –  Using Fire to Commit Felony


844(i)    – Arson or Attempted Arson of Real Property


844(i)    – Damage property affecting commerce


844(m) – Conspiracy to violate 844(h)


844(n)  – Conspiracy to commit an arson/explosive violation

Title 26 USC

5861     – Incendiary device and Arson Other

Population estimation

Population estimates used in this table are the U.S. Census Bureau published resident population estimates for counties for 2015. The U.S. Census Bureau calculates estimates based on the decennial census of 2010 and by applying measures of population changes. See https://www.census.gov/popest/data/counties/totals/2015/CO-EST2015-01.html for further information on county breakdowns for each state.