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NCJ Number: NCJ 173386     Find in a Library
Title: American Indians and Crime
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Author(s): L A Greenfeld ; S K Smith
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 47
  Annotation: This document reports the rates and characteristics of violent crimes experienced by American Indians and summarizes data on American Indians in the criminal justice system.
Abstract: The findings include involvement of alcohol, drugs, and weapons in violence both against and by Indians; victim-offender relationships; the race of persons committing violence against Indians; the rate of reporting to police by victims; and injuries, hospitalization, and financial loss suffered by victims. Sources include the National Crime Victimization Survey, the FBI Supplementary Homicide Reports, and BJS surveys of offenders on probation or in local jails or State and Federal prisons. Per-capita rates of violence among American Indians are more than twice those of the general population. Rates of violence in every age group are higher among American Indians than those of the general population. Nearly one-third of all American Indian victims of violence are between ages 18 and 24; one of four persons in this group experience violent crime--the highest per-capita rate of violence in this age bracket among all the races. However, the murder rate among American Indians is similar to that of the general population. Figures and tables
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Indian justice ; Crime Statistics ; Victimization ; Indian affairs ; American Indians
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
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Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
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