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Participation Data Declaration

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Number of Participating Agencies and Population Covered, by Population Group and Federal, 2018

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 2018 distributed by population group. Federal (FBI) hate crime data are also included.

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, a Group B Arrest Report, or a Zero Report 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 2018 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 2017 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. The rates of growth for each agency were averaged; that average was then applied and added to its 2017 Census population estimate to derive the agency’s 2018 population estimate.