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American Indians and Crime

NCJ Number
173386
Author(s)
L A Greenfeld; S K Smith
Date Published
February 1999
Length
47 pages
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

Reports the rates and characteristics of violent crimes experienced by American Indians (Native Americans) and summarizes data on American Indians in the criminal justice system. 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.