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Participation Table, Data Declaration

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Number of Participating Agencies and Population Covered, by Population
Group, 2010

The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting Program’s Hate Crime
Statistics Program.

General comment

This table presents the number of law enforcement agencies participating in the Hate
Crime Statistics Program and their jurisdictions’ aggregate population for 2010
distributed by population group.

Methodology

The data used in creating this table were from all law enforcement agencies that
submitted either of the following: 1) at least one National Incident-Based Reporting
System Group A Incident Report, a Group B Arrest Report, or a Zero Report for at least
1 month of the calendar year; or 2) at least one Hate Crime Incident Report and/or a
Quarterly Hate Crime Report. The published data, therefore, do not necessarily
represent reports from each participating agency for 12 months or 4 quarters.

Population estimation

For the 2010 population estimates used in this table, the FBI computed individual rates
of growth from one year to the next for every city/town and county using 2000 decennial
population counts and 2001 through 2009 population estimates from the U.S. Census
Bureau. Each agency’s rates of growth were averaged; that average was then applied and
added to its 2009 Census population estimate to derive the agency’s 2010 population
estimate.