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Data Collection: Census of Tribal Justice Agencies in American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Jurisdictions (CTJA02)
Status: Inactive
Frequency: 2002
Latest data available: 2002

Includes data on the number of law enforcement agencies and officers; characteristics of tribal courts and their caseloads; types of available criminal sanctions; and criminal justice statistics data collection and sharing capacity. The census collected data from nearly 350 tribes in the continental U.S. and is the first comprehensive effort to identify the range of justice agencies operating in tribal jurisdictions, the services those agencies provide, and the types of information systems maintained

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Data Experts

  • Steven W. Perry, Statistician, BJS
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    Collection Period

    2002

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    Questionnaires

    Census of Tribal Justice Agencies in American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Jurisdictions
    2002 PDF (141K)
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    Documentation

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    Methodology

    American Indians in the United States belong to approximately 562 federally recognized tribes — as well as bands and clans — that have a distinct history, culture, and often a separate language (Federal Register, Vol. 68, No. 234, December 5, 2003). Three hundred forty-one federally recognized American Indian tribes are located in the lower 48 States. Participation by Alaska Native tribes or villages was not extensive enough to enable their inclusion in any related reports, which instead descrone data from Indian tribes located in the lower 48 States of the continental United States.

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    Publications & Products

    The following publications and products were generated by BJS using data from this collection.

    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.
      PDF (888K) | ASCII file (34K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 23K)
    Part of the Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities Series

    Improving Criminal History Records in Indian Country, 2004-2006 Describes the achievements of the Tribal Criminal History Records Improvement Program (T-CHRIP) which provides grants to federally recognized tribes to improve data sharing across tribal, state and national criminal records systems.
      PDF (321K) | ASCII file (12K) | Spreadsheet (Zip format 6K) | To order paper version


    Census of Tribal Justice Agencies in Indian Country, 2002 Presents detailed information gathered on tribal law enforcement agencies, tribal courts and services, and criminal record systems from the 2002 Census of Tribal Justice Agencies in American Indian Jurisdictions.
      PDF (337K) | ASCII file (34K) | Spreadsheet (Zip format 60K) | 2002 Census of Tribal Justice Agencies in Indian Country Data File (Spreadsheet 350K) | To order paper version


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