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Table 14 Data Declaration

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Hate Crime Zero Data Submitted, per Quarter, by State and Agency, 2014

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

General comments

  • This table lists the agencies that indicated no incidents of hate crimes occurred in their respective jurisdictions during the quarter(s) in 2014 for which they submitted reports.
  • Blanks in any of the four columns under Zero data per quarter indicate that an agency did not submit a report for that particular quarter.
  • 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 Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics: Their Proper Use.) 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 Group A Incident Report with a bias indicator of “None,” a Group B Arrest Report (because no offenses [bias-motivated or otherwise] occurred in their respective jurisdictions), or a Zero Report (because no offenses [bias-motivated or otherwise] or arrests occurred) for at least 1 month of the calendar year via the National Incident-Based Reporting System; or (2) at least one Hate Crime Incident Report and/or a Zero Report via the Hate Crime Technical Specification or the Microsoft Excel Workbook Tool. The published data, therefore, do not necessarily represent reports from each participating agency for all 12 months (or 4 quarters) of the calendar year.

Population estimation

For the 2014 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 2010 decennial population counts and 2011 through 2013 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 2013 Census population estimate to derive the agency’s 2014 population estimate.

The figures used for universities and colleges are student enrollments that were provided by the United States Department of Education for the 2013 school year, the most recent available. The enrollment figures include full-time and part-time students.