American Indians and Crime: A Statistical Profile

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The findings include the involvement of alcohol, drugs, and weapons in violence against Indians. The report describes victim-offender relationships, the race of those involved in violence against Indians, and the rate of reporting to police by victims. It discusses the rates of arrest, suspect investigations and charges filed, and incarceration of Indians for violent crimes."

The statistics show that American Indians experienced violence at a rate of more than twice the rate for the Nation between 1992 and 2001. Furthermore, American Indians are more likely than people of other races to experience violence at the hands of someone of a different race. This report includes information regarding the rates of sexual and domestic violence victimizations.