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State Prosecutors' Offices with Jurisdiction in Indian Country, 2007   [open pdf - 2MB]

"In 2007, 93 state court prosecutors' offices reported jurisdiction under Public Law 83-280 (P.L. 280) for felonies committed in Indian country. Seventy-three percent of these offices prosecuted at least one felony case that arose from Indian country in 2007, including at least one offense that involved drugs (63%), domestic violence (60%), or aggravated assault (58%). This report presents selected findings from the Bureau of Justice Statistics's (BJS) 2007 National Census of State Prosecutors. Criminal jurisdiction in Indian country is divided among federal, state, and tribal governments. Jurisdiction in a specific incident depends on the nature of the offense, whether the offender or victim was a tribal member, and the state in which the crime occurred."

Report Number:
National Criminal Justice 234241; NCJ 234241
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2011-06
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Public Domain
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National Criminal Justice Reference Service: https://www.ncjrs.gov/
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