WASHINGTON, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2016, which describes 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 efforts in 2016 to develop, design, and implement the Census of Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies, the first BJS statistical collection targeting tribal law enforcement in the lower 48 states, Village Public Safety Officers in Alaska, and Bureau of Indian Affairs' agencies. It also describes work on the Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies Serving Tribal Lands, the Census of State and Local
Prosecutor Offices Serving Tribal Lands, and the National Survey of Tribal Court Systems. The report highlights the most recent statistical findings on American Indian and Alaska Natives in Indian country jails, local jails, and the federal justice system.
TITLE: TRIBAL CRIME DATA COLLECTION ACTIVITIES, 2016 (NCJ 249939)
AUTHOR: Steven W. Perry
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.
SOURCE The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)