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BJS - Tribal Crime Collection Activities, 2013

Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2013

Describes Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) activities to collect and improve data on crime and justice in Indian country, as required by the Tribal Law and Order Act, 2010. The report summarizes BJS's efforts in 2013 to implement an Indian Country Justice Statistics Task Force, develop a survey of all state and local law enforcement agencies and prosecutors' offices serving in Indian country, study the handling of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) juvenile and adult criminal cases in the federal justice system, and enhance current funding programs to support tribal participation in regional and national criminal justice databases. It summarizes tribal eligibility for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) awards from 2008 to 2013, and presents Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program statistics on offenses reported in Indian country.

Highlights:

The number of tribal law enforcement agencies 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 released a solicitation in 2013 to survey 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 announced multiple funding opportunities in 2013 to improve tribal criminal history records and the reporting of persons prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm under state or federal law.

View the 2012 report here.

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