Latest data available: 2002
Includes data on the number of law enforcement agencies and officers;
of tribal courts and their caseloads; types of available criminal sanctions; and
criminal justice statistics data collection and sharing capacity. The census
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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Steven W. Perry, BJS Statistician
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|Census of Tribal Justice Agencies in American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Jurisdictions|
|2002 PDF (141K)|
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 describe data from Indian tribes located in the lower 48 States of the continental United States.
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