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NCJ Number: NCJ 190359     Find in a Library
Title: Justice Variable Passthrough Data, 1997
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Author(s): Sidra Lea Gifford ; Stephen D. Owens
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 11/2001
Page Count: 9
  Series: BJS Technical Reports
  Annotation: This report presents the variable passthrough (VPT) data used to calculate the amounts States distribute to their local governments under the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Programs authorized by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, as amended (Public Law 90-351).
Abstract: The Byrne program focuses on assisting State and local law enforcement with the control of violent and drug-related crime and serious offenders, in support of national drug control priorities. This report also describes the process by which the VPT data are derived. Highlights include the following: Local governments spent more on justice functions than did State governments. In 1997 the national ratio of local to State spending was 59 percent to 41 percent. Since 1990, the last year in which the VPT was calculated, the percent required for passthrough to the local governments has increased slightly, from 57 percent to 59 percent. Figure and tables
Main Term(s): Criminal justice statistics
Index Term(s): Crime Control Programs ; Federal aid ; Drug law enforcement ; Federal programs ; Intergovernmental relations ; State-by-state analyses ; Anti-drug Abuse Act of 1988
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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