Table 61, Data Declaration

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Arrests
Nonmetropolitan Counties
by Race, 2007

The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.

General comments

Methodology

The data used in creating this table were from nonmetropolitan county law enforcement agencies submitting 12 months of arrest data, including race information, for 2007.

Population estimation

For the 2007 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 2006 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 2006 Census population estimate to derive the agency’s 2007 population estimate.

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