The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released the “Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2016.”

Highlights of the data collection include:
◾A total of 566 tribal entities in the lower 48 states and in Alaska were eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in 2016.
◾During fiscal year 2016, BJS held meetings with justice professionals from state, local, and tribal law enforcement and state and local prosecutor offices for the Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies Serving Tribal Lands and the Census of State and Local Prosecutor Offices Serving Tribal Lands.
◾In 2015, BJS awarded a cooperative agreement to fund the 2016 Census of Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies, the first BJS statistical collection targeting tribal law enforcement and BIA agencies in the lower 48 states and Alaska.
◾Data collection for the National Survey of Tribal Court Systems concluded at the end of 2015.
◾During 2013, a total of 2,882 American Indian and Alaska Native (both tribal and nontribal) were arrested by federal law enforcement agencies, 1,429 were sentenced in U.S. district courts, 1,740 entered federal prison, and 1,737 exited federal prison
To view the data collection, click here.