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Nationwide Analysis
Victims of Crime Act
2002 Victims of Crime Act of 1984 Performance Report
State Compensation Program
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs

Date: 08/26/2003
States Responding: 54

1. NUMBER OF NEW CLAIMS RECEIVED DURING REPORTING PERIOD  
 
  a. Total claims, if only one claim if usually counted per crime -OR-  
105,888 
  b. Total claims, if victims and indirect victims generally count as separate items   123,450
2. NUMBER OF CLAIMS APPROVED AS ELIGIBLE  
176,929
  a. Number approved for victims 17 and under
70,934
 
  b. Number approved for victims 18–64
114,652
 
  c. Number approved for victims 65 and older
6,330
 
3. NUMBER OF CLAIMS DENIED AS INELIGIBLE OR CLOSED  
51,379
4. WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF WEEKS TO PROCESS CLAIM AND MAIL PAYMENT
 
0.00
5. NUMBER OF FORENSIC SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMINATION CLAIMS RECEIVED DURING THE REPORT PERIOD. IF SUCH CLAIMS ARE HANDLED THROUGH SEPARATE CLAIMS PROCEDURE. (See Instructions)  
28,705
PAYMENT STATISTICS BY CRIME CATEGORY:
TYPE OF CRIME

a.
NUMBER OF CLAIMS PAID DURING REPORTING PERIOD (Includes Column b)

b.
NUMBER OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RELATED CLAIMS PAID DURING REPORTING PERIOD

c.
TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY CATEGORY
(Include All Supplemental Payments)

1. ASSAULT
70,798
24,959
$215,242,841
2. HOMICIDE
15,998
1,454
$70,773,443
3. SEXUAL ASSAULT
11,513
765
$14,902,492
4. CHILD ABUSE
(Including Sexual
and Physical
Abuse)
35,548
 
$42,940,387
5. DWI/DUI
3,355
 
$17,270,762
6. OTHER VEHICULAR
CRIMES
3,457
 
$17,176,808
7. STALKING
612
321
$994,723
8. ROBBERY
5,238
54
$14,348,856
9. TERRORISM
2,502
 
$39,584,723
10. KIDNAPING
561
126
$948,831
11. ARSON
165
17
$359,509
12. OTHER
7,920
3,552
$13,804,975
13. TOTAL
157,667
31,248
$448,348,350
TOTAL EXPENSES PAID BY SERVICE:
1. MEDICAL/DENTAL (Except Mental Health)
$183,472,890
2. MENTAL HEALTH (Include Mental Health Related Medications)
$68,269,652
3. ECONOMIC SUPPORT (Lost Wages, Loss of Support)
$116,033,463
4. FUNERAL/BURIAL (Include All Funeral Related Expenses)
$48,943,939
5. CRIME SCENE CLEANUP
$120,489
6. FORENSIC SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMS
$12,547,163
7. OTHER (Please Specify Types of Expenses and Amounts Paid)
$25,068,823
8. TOTAL
$454,456,419