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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
2014 Victims of Crime Act
Performance Report
State Compensation Program
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs

Date: 03/19/2015
States Responding: 53

CLAIMS DATA:
1. NUMBER OF NEW CLAIMS RECEIVED DURING REPORT PERIOD  
 
  a. Total claims, if only one claim is usually counted per crime – OR –  
120,332
  b. Total claims, if victims and indirect victims generally count as separate claims  
96,427
2. NUMBER OF CLAIMS APPROVED AS ELIGIBLE  
161,823
  a. Number approved for victims 17 and under  
47,272
  b. Number approved for victims 18–64  
109,476
  c. Number approved for victims 65 and older  
6,050
3. NUMBER OF CLAIMS DENIED AS INELIGIBLE OR CLOSED  
55,427
4. NUMBER OF FORENSIC SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMINATION CLAIMS RECEIVED DURING THE REPORT PERIOD, IF SUCH CLAIMS ARE HANDLED THROUGH SEPARATE CLAIMS PROCEDURE. (See Instructions)  
62,108
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
64,992
26,791
$212,412,048
2. HOMICIDE
14,538
1,369
$57,729,781
3. SEXUAL ASSAULT
10,401
900
$12,703,162
4. CHILD ABUSE (Including Sexual and Physical Abuse)
24,119
 
$22,478,095
5. DWI/DUI
2,243
 
$11,409,024
6. OTHER VEHICULAR CRIMES
3,205
 
$15,144,272
7. STALKING
851
454
$901,272
8. ROBBERY
8,464
201
$17,563,818
9. TERRORISM
59
 
$116,027
10. KIDNAPPING
680
195
$1,004,244
11. ARSON
231
52
$455,262
12. OTHER
4,085
1,410
$10,441,848
13. TOTAL
133,868
31,372
$362,358,853
TOTAL EXPENSES PAID BY SERVICE:
1. MEDICAL/DENTAL (Except Mental Health)
$201,710,166
2. MENTAL HEALTH (Include Mental Health Related Medications)
$39,837,416
3. ECONOMIC SUPPORT (Lost Wages, Loss of Support)
$48,939,977
4. FUNERAL/BURIAL (Include All Funeral Related Expenses)
$43,386,869
5. CRIME SCENE CLEAN-UP
$1,120,508
6. FORENSIC SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMS
$39,270,231
7. OTHER (Please Specify Types of Expenses and Amounts Paid)
$24,109,524
8. TOTAL
$398,374,691