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Table 11, Data Declaration

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Offenses, Offense Type, by Participating State, 2010

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

General comments

  • This table presents the number of offenses distributed by the offense type and
    reporting state.
  • The Hate Crime Statistics Program collects details about an offender’s bias
    motivation associated with 11 offense types already being reported to the UCR
    Program: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, aggravated
    assault, simple assault, and intimidation (crimes against persons); and robbery,
    burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, arson, and destruction/damage/
    vandalism (crimes against property).
  • The law enforcement agencies that participate in the UCR Program via the
    National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) collect data about additional
    offenses for crimes against persons and crimes against property. These data
    appear in Hate Crime Statistics in the category of other.
  • Hawaii does not participate in the Hate Crime Statistics Program.

Caution to users

Valid assessments about crime, including hate crime, are possible only with careful study
and analysis of the various conditions affecting each local law enforcement jurisdiction.
(See Variables Affecting Crime.) In addition, some data in this publication may not be
comparable to those in prior editions of Hate Crime Statistics because of differing levels
of participation from year to year. Therefore, the reader is cautioned against making
simplistic comparisons between the statistical data of this program and that of others
with differing methodologies or even comparing individual reporting units solely on the
basis of their agency type.

Methodology

The data used in creating this table were from all law enforcement agencies that
submitted either of the following: (1) at least one NIBRS 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.