Reports and Statistics

American Indians and Crime
This report, written by Steven Perry and published by the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Statistics, highlights the crime rates and types of crimes committed against American Indian and Alaska Natives. This report represents a compilation and analysis of data on the incidents, prevalence, and consequences of violent crime among American Indians. The report uses data from a wide variety of sources, including statistical series maintained by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Federal Child Welfare Statutes
This report, published by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, contains a listing of all U.S. statutes that have provisions for domestic violence. This research of the DHHS Administration for Children and Families’ Index of Federal Child Welfare laws as well as all laws listed under Federal Legislation was compiled into an easy to find resource, and the laws are listed in alphabetical order.

Maze of Injustice: The Failure to Protect Indigenous Women from Sexual Violence in the USA
This report, published by Amnesty International, is the result of research conducted in three locations with different policing and judicial arrangements. It is a rather graphic and horrifying look at the failure to protect and prosecute American Indian and Alaska Native women from sexual violence. It details the systemic failure to punish those responsible and the barriers that Native women face.

Maze of Injustice: One Year Later
This report, published in 2008, details the impact of the original Maze of Injustice report, and highlight what steps have been taken to reduce sexual violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women. It outlines promising initiatives on the state, federal, and tribal level and highlights crucial areas that still need to be addressed.
Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and the Criminal Justice Response: What Is Known

Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and the Criminal Justice Response: What Is Known
This 2008 report provides an overview of the epidemiology of violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women as well as an accounting of the criminal justice responses to this violence. It updates statistics of American Indian and Alaska Native women as well as highlights some of the barriers these women face. This report gives more statistical detail than previous reports, but highlights the need for better evaluation of programs to see if there is truly an impact on program effectiveness.

Violence Against Native Women: A Guide for Practitioner Action
This paper, written by the Office on Violence Against Women and the National Center for Full Faith and Credit, is a guide for practitioners who represent Native American women who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. This paper also reviews actions taken by the U.S. Government and many tribal nations to respond to violence against Native women and to eliminate barriers and justice and healing for Native women who has survived domestic and sexual violence. Practice tips are included to assist practitioners and elected tribal officials as well as a list of resources and a glossary.