Table 29, Data Declaration

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Estimated Number of Arrests
United States, 2006

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 data 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 2006).

Arrest Estimation

Population estimation

The FBI calculated 2006 state growth rates using revised 2005 state/national population estimates and 2006 provisional state/national population estimates provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. The FBI then estimated population figures for the Nation by applying the 2006 state growth rate to the updated 2005 U.S. Census Bureau data.

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