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Table 4 Data Declaration

FBI Hate Crime Arrests by FBI Field Office, 2015

The FBI collected these arrest data from the FBI’s internal case-management system.

General Comment

This table provides the arrests by FBI field offices for the U.S. Code violations relevant to Hate Crime.

Methodology

The data used in creating this table are from the arrest information reported as accomplishments in the FBI’s internal case management system. These data include arrests by the FBI or task forces for the following:

Title

Section

Title 18 USC

241 – Conspiracy against rights

 

245 – Federally protected activities

 

247 – Damage to religious property; obstruction of persons in the free exercise of religious beliefs            (Church Arson Prevention Act of 1996)

 

249 – Hate Crimes acts (Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act)

Title 42 USC

3631– Violations; penalties (criminal interference with right to fair housing)

 

Data were not included for arrests made in a joint investigation with other agencies when a local or state code was used nor for Hate Crime cases when a different provision of the U.S. Code was used for the basis of arrest.

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.