Natives accounted for 1.3 percent of arrests
American Indians and Alaska Natives accounted for 1.3 percent of arrests in cities and urban areas in 2007, the FBI reported on Monday.

Based on data from over 8,600 agencies, 108,271 Native Americans were arrested last year. That figure includes 16,440 juvenile arrests [Table 49: Arrests]

Property crimes and liquor law violations represented nearly a quarter of all arrests among Native Americans. Drunk-driving arrests accounted for 8.5 percent.

Compared to the general population, Native Americans are more likely to be arrested for liquor law violations, vagrancy, runaways and offenses against family and children.

Overall, crime in the U.S. fell in 2007, according to the FBI data. Only a handful of tribal agencies -- examples include New Mexico and Wisconsin submitted their data for the report.

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FBI Report:
Crime in the United States 2007