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Compendium of Tribal Crime Data, 2011

NCJ Number
Date Published
June 2011
44 pages
Duren Banks; Steven W. Perry; Allina Lee; Brian Reaves; Ronald Malega; Todd Minton; Mark Motivans; Howard Snyder
Publication Series
This 2011 report from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, presents data on tribal crime data collection activities, tribal law enforcement, and jails in Indian country.
Major findings from the tribal data collection system include: in 2008, there were 178 law enforcement agencies operated by American Indian tribes; the tribal law enforcement agencies employed 3,000 full-time sworn personnel and were located in 28 States; 11 of the 25 largest agencies served jurisdictions of more than 1,000 square miles; almost 3,800 violent crimes and approximately 11,400 property crimes were reported to tribal law enforcement agencies; 93 State prosecutors' offices reported jurisdiction under Public Law 280 for felonies committed in Indian country; between midyear 2008 and midyear 2009, the number of inmates confined in Indian country jails increased by 1.9 percent, from 2,135 to 2,176; between 1999 and 2008, 65 percent of tribal youth held in tribal facilities were referred for violent offenses, with sexual assault being the most common followed by assault and murder; and tribal youth in the legal custody of Federal prison authorities were primarily male (90 percent) and between the ages of 16 and 17. This report is a result of the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 that requires the Bureau of Justice Statistics to establish and implement a tribal data collection system, support tribal participation in national records and information systems, and consult with Indian tribes to establish and implement the data collection system. This report describes these activities for the period July 2010 through June 2011 as follows: 1) Overview; 2) Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities; 3) Tribal Law Enforcement, 2008; 4) State Prosecutors' Offices with Jurisdiction in Indian Country, 2007; 5) Selected Findings: Jails in Indian Country, 2009; and 6) Summary: Tribal Youth in the Federal Justice System. Tables, figures, and references

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