Table 11, Data Declaration

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Offenses Known to Law Enforcement
by State by State, Tribal, and Other Agencies, 2009

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

General comment

This table provides the volume of violent crime (murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and property crime (burglary, larceny- theft, and motor vehicle theft) as reported by state, tribal, and other law enforcement agencies (listed alphabetically by state) that contributed data to the UCR Program. (Note: Arson is not included in the property crime total in this table; however, if complete arson data were provided, they will appear in the arson column.)

Caution against ranking

Readers should take into consideration relevant factors in addition to an area’s crime statistics when making any valid comparisons of crime among different locales. Variables Affecting Crime provides more details concerning the proper use of UCR statistics.

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