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American Indian Crime in Idaho: Victims, Offenders, and Arrestees

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Date Published
February 2013
20 pages
This research examined crime rates among Native Americans in Idaho.
This research from the Idaho Statistical Analysis Center examined crime rates among Native Americans in the State. Major findings from this research include the following: victimization rates and offender rates for American Indians were higher than those for all State residents, regardless of sex or age of the victim; among American Indian victims, over 54 percent of the crimes were committed by other American Indians; for American Indian offenders, over 60 percent of their victims were White; and a large percentage of American Indian crime was alcohol and/or drug related, with almost 29 percent of violent crimes involving alcohol and 7.5 percent involving drugs, compared to statewide rates of 17.3 percent and 1.9 percent, respectively. Additional findings are presented on event characteristics such as location, weapon use, and risk of injury to the victim; and the victim offender relationship. Data for this study were obtained from four sources: the Idaho Crime Victimization Survey, 2008; Native-American Crime in the Northwest: 2004-2005; UCR (Uniform Crime Report) offenses reported by Idaho tribal law enforcement agencies to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation); and the Idaho Incident-Based Reporting System. Tables, charts, and references