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NCJ Number: NCJ 239077     Find in a Library
Title: Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2012
Series: BJS Technical Reports
Author(s): Steven W. Perry
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 10/2012
Page Count: 18
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Text PDF 
Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2012 describes BJS's activities to collect and improve data on crime and justice in Indian country, as required by the Tribal Law and Order Act, 2010.
Abstract: Results indicate that in 2010, the self-identified American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) population totaled 5.2 million of the estimated 308.7 million people in the United States; about 3.5 million of the 4.6 million people living on American Indian reservations or in Alaska Native villages in 2010 were not AIAN and that tribally operated law enforcement agencies in Indian country employed 3,043 full-time equivalent (FTE) personnel in 2008. This report summarizes the comprehensive BJS outreach and collaboration strategy to implement a census of courts operating in Indian country. It presents data from the 2010 Census of Population and Housing, which was conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, about American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN), their tribal affiliations, and the populations of AIAN reservations and villages. It also includes statistics on Federal suspects investigated and charges filed in Federal district court for offenses occurring in Indian country. This report describes tribal law enforcement agencies and the number of agencies with identifiable crime data in the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program. It also summarizes tribal eligibility for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) awards. Figures and tables
Main Term(s): Indian justice ; Tribal
Index Term(s): Reservation crimes ; Crime surveys ; Crime Statistics ; Crime analysis ; Crime rate studies ; Crime measurement
   
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