U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

NamUs Support for Missing Indigenous Person Cases

Description

How NIJ and its NamUs Program Support Tribal Law Enforcement and Communities

NamUs is working to close data gaps related to missing indigenous persons, and to ensure that every tribal law enforcement agency knows about and can use the NamUs program to help resolve cases. The NamUs 2.0 database (accessible from namus.nij.ojp.gov) allows tribes to collect better data on their missing persons, and provides a tool for sharing and comparing case information across jurisdictional boundaries.

Data fields specific to tribal cases in NamUs include:

  • A missing person’s tribal enrollment or affiliation
  • Whether a missing person was last seen on tribal land
  • Whether a missing person’s primary residence was on tribal land

Trend data of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) missing person cases that were published in NamUs as of the first of the month is provided below (for example, March 1st at 12:00 am). Please keep in mind that NamUs is an operational database. The data displayed below reflect a snapshot in time. These data do not show unpublished cases that have yet to be vetted by law enforcement for publication purposes, nor do they reflect the number of cases that have been resolved and archived since the last data collection draw. The NamUs database is not a historical database. Please keep these issues in mind when using them. Additional statistics regarding these cases can also be found in the downloadable reports below.

Trend in American Indian/Alaska Native Missing Person Cases Published in NamUs By Month

 

Download Monthly American Indian/Alaska Native NamUs Case Updates Below

August 2021: AI/AN Published Case Statistics | Missing Persons by Tribe

July 2021: AI/AN Published Case Statistics | Missing Persons by Tribe

June 2021: AI/AN Published Case Statistics | Missing Persons by Tribe

May 2021: AI/AN Published Case Statistics | Missing Persons by Tribe

March 2021: AI/AN Published Case Statistics | Missing Persons by Tribe

February 2021: AI/AN Published Case Statistics | Missing Persons by Tribe

January 2021: [Reports Not Available]

December 2020: AI/AN Published Case Statistics | Missing Persons by Tribe

November 2020: AI/AN Published Case Statistics | Missing Persons by Tribe

October 2020: AI/AN Published Case Statistics | Missing Persons by Tribe

September 2020: AI/AN Published Case Statistics | Missing Persons by Tribe

August 2020: AI/AN Published Case Statistics | Missing Persons by Tribe

July 2020: AI/AN Published Case Statistics | Missing Persons by Tribe

June 2020: AI/AN Published Case Statistics | Missing Persons by Tribe

May 2020: AI/AN Published Case Statistics | Missing Persons by Tribe

April 2020: AI/AN Published Case Statistics

March 2020: AI/AN Published Case Statistics

February 2020: AI/AN Published Case Statistics

January 2020: AI/AN Published Case Statistics

Download 2019 Monthly American Indian/Alaska Native NamUs Case Reports Below

December 2019: AI/AN Published Case Statistics

November 2019: AI/AN Published Case Statistics

October 2019: AI/AN Published Case Statistics

September 2019: AI/AN Published Case Statistics

Date Created: March 26, 2021