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  NCJ Number: NCJ 218937   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Native American Crime in the Northwest: 2004-2005--BIA Information from Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Gary R. Leonardson Ph.D.
  Date Published: 10/2006
  Page Count: 159
  Annotation: This report presents data on crimes reported by 38 of the 47 Native-American tribal law enforcement agencies in Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, and Wyoming for 2004 and 2005.
  Abstract: Most (21) of the reporting agencies submitted reports for both 2004 and 2005, but 11 reported only data for 2005; 6 reported offense data only for 2004. Data were submitted as summary information in either monthly, quarterly, or a yearly format. The total number for all offenses was 44,660 for 2004 and 46,018 for 2005. Index crime rates were low compared with national rates for 2004 and 2005. Overall, the percentage of these offenses cleared was very good, with 60.7 percent of all crimes cleared in 2004 and 87.6 percent cleared in 2005. Many agencies reported clearance rates greater than 80 percent. A clearance by arrest can be claimed when an offender is under 18 years old and is cited to appear in juvenile court or before other juvenile authorities. An offense can also be "cleared exceptionally" when an investigation has definitely established the identity of an offender and the exact location of an offender is known, but for some reason cannot be taken into custody (i.e., deceased or cannot be extradited, etc.). For all the offenses recorded for 2004 and 2005, alcohol was involved in approximately 40 percent of the offenses. The presence of drug use was most common for the offenses of prostitution, commercialized vice, robbery, homicide, stolen property, and fraud. The most common reported offenses were drunkenness, disorderly conduct, liquor law violations, assault, drunk driving, theft, domestic violence, suspicious person report, and drug violations. Data are provided for each of the reporting tribal agencies. Extensive tables
  Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
  Index Term(s): Clearance rates ; Offense statistics ; Police statistics ; Indian affairs ; American Indians ; Drug Related Crime ; Alcohol-Related Offenses ; Tribal police ; Alcohol-crime relationship ; BJS grant-related documents ; Idaho ; Montana ; Oregon ; Washington ; Wyoming ; Alaska
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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