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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS
OFFICE FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20531
 

Nationwide Analysis
Victims of Crime Act
2007 Victims of Crime Act
Performance Report
State Compensation Program
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs

Date: 07/15/2008
States Responding: 53

CLAIMS DATA:
1. NUMBER OF NEW CLAIMS RECEIVED DURING REPORT PERIOD  
 
  a. Total claims, if only one claim if usually counted per crime -OR-  
125,631
  b. Total claims, if victims and indirect victims generally count as separate items  
99,670
2. NUMBER OF CLAIMS APPROVED AS ELIGIBLE  
172,378
  a. Number approved for victims 17 and under  
46,208
  b. Number approved for victims 18–64  
118,826
  c. Number approved for victims 65 and older  
5,246
3. NUMBER OF CLAIMS DENIED AS INELIGIBLE OR CLOSED  
58,938
4. NUMBER OF FORENSIC SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMINATION CLAIMS RECEIVED DURING THE REPORT PERIOD. IF SUCH CLAIMS ARE HANDLED THROUGH SEPARATE CLAIMS PROCEDURE. (See Instructions)  
42,027
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
69,642
23,524
$256,204,846
2. HOMICIDE
15,861
1,301
$74,123,721
3. SEXUAL ASSAULT
11,155
784
$12,585,598
4. CHILD ABUSE (Including Sexual
and Physical Abuse)
26,567
 
$26,053,625
5. DWI/DUI
3,002
 
$16,433,027
6. OTHER VEHICULAR CRIMES
3,924
 
$17,529,988
7. STALKING
575
258
$932,549
8. ROBBERY
7,977
88
$18,155,329
9. TERRORISM
386
 
$1,523,212
10. KIDNAPPING
467
113
$863,483
11. ARSON
214
35
$409,113
12. OTHER
3,444
1,341
$6,547,735
13. TOTAL
143,214
27,444
$431,362,226
TOTAL EXPENSES PAID BY SERVICE:
1. MEDICAL/DENTAL (Except Mental Health)
$228,766,625
2. MENTAL HEALTH (Include Mental Health Related Medications)
$36,781,634
3. ECONOMIC SUPPORT (Lost Wages, Loss of Support)
$76,263,838
4. FUNERAL/BURIAL (Include All Funeral Related Expenses)
$51,389,570
5. CRIME SCENE CLEAN-UP
$276,056
6. FORENSIC SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMS
$22,902,417
7. OTHER (Please Specify Types of Expenses and Amounts Paid)
$36,574,377
8. TOTAL
$452,954,517