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Native American Crime in the Northwest: 2004-2009-BIA Information From Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington

NCJ Number
Gary R. Leonardson, Ph.D.
Date Published
August 2010
222 pages
This report presents statistical information on Native American crime in the Northwest for the period 2004 through 2009.
Major findings from this report show that for the period 2004-2009, tribal agencies that provided information for this report had an average offense clearance rate of 58 percent, with homicide having the highest clearance rate (87 percent), followed by elderly abuse (86 percent), disorderly conduct (80.6 percent), drunkenness (80.0 percent), child abuse (78.4 percent), liquor laws (75.2 percent), and aggravated assault (74.7 percent). In addition, the findings show that alcohol was involved about one-third of all offenses reported, and that the most commonly reported offenses were drunkenness, disorderly conduct, liquor laws, driving while intoxicated, suspicious person report, assault, and domestic violence. This report contains statistical information on Native American Crime in the 47 tribal agencies of the Northwest States for the period 2004 through 2009. Data for the report were obtained from the Office of Law Enforcement and Security of District 5 of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. District 5 has 47 tribal law enforcement agencies covering the States of Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. The information in the report is presented in three sections: 1) the overall results; 2) results by State; and 3) results by tribal or law enforcement agency. Tables and figures