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NCJ Number: 250652 Find in a Library
Title: American Indian and Alaska Natives in Local Jails, 1999-2014
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: September 2017
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF (Summary)|PDF (Full Report)|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic) ; Report (Summary); Statistics
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This summary of a Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) report on American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) in local jails between 1999 and 2014, presents their number and incarceration rates, demographics, and sentences.
Abstract: The number of AIAN held in local U.S. jails nearly doubled from midyear 1999 (5,500) to midyear 2014 (10,400). At midyear 2014, 1.4 percent of all (744,600) local jail inmates were AIAN, a percentage that was stable from 2006 and an increase of 0.9 percent in 1999. Males composed approximately 80 percent of adult AIAN jail inmates in 2011, and females composed 20 percent of adult AIAN inmates in 2011. This was lower than the percentage of male (87 percent) and female (13 percent) inmates for all other races and Hispanic origin. The majority of both AIAN inmates (71 percent) and all other inmates (72 percent) were 39 years old or younger. A similar percentage of AIAN inmates and inmates of all other races and Hispanic origin were in jail for violent offenses in 2011. Nearly a quarter (24 percent) of AIAN jail inmates and 22 percent of all other inmates were held for a violent offense. AIAN jail inmates (14 percent) were more than twice as likely as all other inmates (6 percent) to be held for a DWI/DUI of alcohol or drugs. Although AIAN inmates were more likely than inmates of all other races and Hispanic origin to be sentenced for their crimes, sentences for AIAN inmates tended to be shorter than those for all other inmates. 1 figure
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Alaska Natives; American Indians; BJS Resources; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Demography; Inmate characteristics; Inmate statistics; Jail statistics; Jails
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