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Table 12, Data Declaration

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Agency Hate Crime Reporting by State, 2010

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

General comment

This table presents the total number of participating agencies, the population
represented, the number of agencies that submitted data about hate crime incidents, and
the number of incidents reported.

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 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.