Arrests per 1,000 Population

Description: 

Number of arrests per 1,000 population.

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Methodological Notes: 

The Bureau of Justice Statistics uses data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to produce its arrest rate statistics.  A detailed description of the estimation procedure is available in the Methods section of Bureau of Justice Statistics, Arrest Data Analysis Tool.

Because the same person can be arrested multiple times in a year, arrest rates do not reflect the number of people who have been arrested. Rather, they measure the overall number of arrests relative to population size.

Race is coded with only four categories, and there is no multi-race category. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race and are not captured separately, so Hispanic arrestees will be found in each of the four race categories.