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National Survey of Tribal Court Systems (NSTCS)

​​​​​​The legal institutions in Indian country revolve around four main entities: indigenous or traditional courts, general jurisdiction courts, appellate courts, and the Bureau of Indian Affair’s Code of Federal Regulation courts. The National Survey of Tribal Court Systems (NSTCS) is the first complete enumeration of tribal court systems operating in the United States and gathers administrative and operational information from tribal court systems, prosecutors’...

Tribal Crime

To improve the availability of data on crime in Indian country, BJS creates data tables containing information reported by tribal law enforcement agencies to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program and published in the annual Crime in United States (CIUS) publication. The tables include crime data for agencies that reported 12 complete months of data for the year, submitted by tribal law enforcement agencies and the Bureau...

Corrections

BJS Corrections data can be accessed in the following ways -

  • Full datasets and documentation
  • Publication Data Tables
  • Data Tools and Dashboards
  • Data Collections

Data by Topic

Click one of the options below to access BJS data by topic.  You'll be taken to the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) website where BJS stores our full datasets and related documentation.

Courts

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Crime

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Data

Raw data at the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD)

BJS stores the full data sets, surveys, and codebooks for most of their data collections at the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) as soon as the data have been finalized.  These raw or ‘micro’ data are what analysts use to generate the summary data tables found within BJS reports, statistical tables, and data tools. ...

Prosecution

Since 1990, BJS has sponsored periodic national surveys or censuses of prosecutor offices through its National Survey of Prosecutors (NSP). This program collects data on the resources, policies, and practices of the prosecution component of state court systems. NSP gathers general administration information on annual office budgets, the tenure and salaries of chief state court prosecutors, and the number of full-time office staff—including attorneys, investigators, victim...