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Friday, July 11, 2014
Bureau of Justice Statistics Releases Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2014

This fourth annual report to Congress describes efforts to collect and improve data on crime and justice in Indian country, as required by the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010. The report details the number of tribal law enforcement agencies reporting crime data to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program. It describes BJS’s first National Survey of Tribal Court Systems which will collect data on tribal courts in the lower 48 states and Alaska covering 566 tribes. The survey will also cover the tribal Courts of Federal Regulations that handle some offenses and resolve disputes among tribal members. It also summarizes tribal eligibility for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant awards and the total funds awarded to tribes.

http://ojp.gov/newsroom/pressreleases/2014/ojppr071014.pdf

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