Table 29, Data Declaration

Estimated Number of Arrests, United States, 2005

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

General comments

This table provides the estimated number of arrests for 29 separate UCR offenses for the United States. This is the only table in this publication which supplies estimated numbers for arrests.


The data used in creating the estimates for this table were from all law enforcement agencies that provided data to the UCR Program (including those submitting less than 12 months of complete arrest data for 2005).

Arrest estimation

Population estimation

The FBI calculated 2005 state growth rates using revised 2004 state/national population estimates and 2005 provisional state/national population estimates provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. The FBI then estimated population figures for city and county jurisdictions by applying the 2005 state growth rate to the updated 2004 U.S. Census Bureau data.

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