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NCJ Number: 242584 Find in a Library
Title: Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2013
Series: BJS Technical Reports
Author(s): Steven W. Perry
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: August 2013
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This annual report for FY 2013 describes activities that support the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS’) tribal crime data collection system, including a summary of findings and program improvements for the year.
Abstract: BJS released a solicitation in 2013 for a survey of the tribal activities and caseloads of all State and local law enforcement agencies and all local prosecutors’ offices that provided services on tribal lands. BJS also designed a national survey of tribal courts; and it expanded the survey of jails in Indian country in order to explore other offense types, including burglary, larceny-theft, and public intoxication. In addition, BJS is preparing a report that documents the processing of American Indian or Alaska Native Juvenile and adult cases in the Federal justice system. The BJS Web site continues to be the central source of Department of Justice tribal statistics and funding opportunities for improved data reporting in national record systems. The number of tribal law enforcement agencies that are reporting crime data in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program increased from 143 in 2010 to 168 in 2011. Tribes received $404,317 through the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s 2013 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. BJS also announced multiple funding opportunities in 2013 for improving tribal criminal history records and the reporting of persons prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm under State or Federal law. A figure shows the total JAG allocations to American Indian tribes for 2008-2013. Another figure shows the total tribal law enforcement agencies reporting identifiable violent and property crimes for 2008-2011, and a table presents data on total violent and property crimes reported by these agencies for each of these years. Previously released reports on tribal crime data collection activities are listed.
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): American Indians; Crime Statistics; Data collections; Indian justice; Tribal police; Uniform crime reporting
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