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American Indians and Crime


AMERICAN INDIANS AND CRIME

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

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    AMERICAN INDIANS ARE VIOLENT CRIME VICTIMS
   AT DOUBLE THE RATE OF THE GENERAL POPULATION
               
     WASHINGTON, D.C.--American Indians are the
victims of violent crimes at more than twice the
rate of all U.S. residents, the Justice
Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
announced today.

     In...

Jails in Indian Country, 1998 and 1999


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SUNDAY, JULY 9,  2000                           202/307-0784 
         

JAILS AFFILIATED WITH 53 AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBES IN 18
STATES HELD 1,621 INMATES ON JUNE 30, 1999
     

     WASHINGTON, D.C.   More than 1,600 American Indians
were incarcerated in Indian country jails at midyear 1999,
the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS),
announced today.  The number was 8 percent higher than the
previous year.
     The...

Violent Victimization and Race, 1993-98

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DIFFERENCES IN RATES OF VIOLENT CRIME EXPERIENCED BY WHITES AND BLACKS NARROW

American Indians Are The Most Victimized By Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Violent victimization of both blacks and whites has decreased significantly since 1993, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today in a report analyzing crime statistics from 1993-1998...