by Sex, 2009
The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.
- This table provides the number of males and females arrested in metropolitan counties in 2009. The table furnishes breakdowns of these data for each offense and supplies the percent distribution of males and females arrested among all offense types.
- The number of persons arrested, broken down by male and female, reported by metropolitan county law enforcement agencies is used to derive the national figures presented in Table 42.
- The Metropolitan Counties classification encompasses jurisdictions covered by noncity law enforcement agencies located within currently designated Metropolitan Statistical Areas. (See Area Definitions.)
- The UCR Program collects arrest data for 29 offenses.
- These data represent the number of persons arrested; however, some persons may be arrested more than once during a year. Therefore, the statistics in this table could, in some cases, represent multiple arrests of the same person.
The data used in creating this table were from all metropolitan county law enforcement agencies submitting 12 months of arrest data for 2009.
For the 2009 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 2008 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 2008 Census population estimate to derive the agency’s 2009 population estimate.