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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
2008 Victims of Crime Act
Performance Report
State Compensation Program
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs

Date: 04/13/2009
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-  
131,159
  b. Total claims, if victims and indirect victims generally count as separate items  
108,273
2. NUMBER OF CLAIMS APPROVED AS ELIGIBLE  
178,061
  a. Number approved for victims 17 and under  
48,000
  b. Number approved for victims 18–64  
123,981
  c. Number approved for victims 65 and older  
5,641
3. NUMBER OF CLAIMS DENIED AS INELIGIBLE OR CLOSED  
59,129
4. NUMBER OF FORENSIC SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMINATION CLAIMS RECEIVED DURING THE REPORT PERIOD. IF SUCH CLAIMS ARE HANDLED THROUGH SEPARATE CLAIMS PROCEDURE. (See Instructions)  
49,774
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
73,748
25,818
$251,257,361
2. HOMICIDE
16,509
1,250
$75,931,186
3. SEXUAL ASSAULT
12,352
757
$14,072,276
4. CHILD ABUSE (Including Sexual
and Physical Abuse)
28,785
 
$27,213,552
5. DWI/DUI
2,909
 
$16,331,425
6. OTHER VEHICULAR CRIMES
4,003
 
$18,787,499
7. STALKING
845
329
$1,188,040
8. ROBBERY
8,941
107
$19,327,733
9. TERRORISM
253
 
$921,978
10. KIDNAPPING
571
161
$921,501
11. ARSON
201
27
$349,880
12. OTHER
2,526
1,235
$5,602,154
13. TOTAL
151,643
29,684
$431,904,585
TOTAL EXPENSES PAID BY SERVICE:
1. MEDICAL/DENTAL (Except Mental Health)
$239,211,319
2. MENTAL HEALTH (Include Mental Health Related Medications)
$38,504,140
3. ECONOMIC SUPPORT (Lost Wages, Loss of Support)
$74,164,870
4. FUNERAL/BURIAL (Include All Funeral Related Expenses)
$52,521,981
5. CRIME SCENE CLEAN-UP
$289,373
6. FORENSIC SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMS
$29,812,559
7. OTHER (Please Specify Types of Expenses and Amounts Paid)
$26,150,722
8. TOTAL
$460,654,964