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Statistical Overviews and Resources


One of the most popular components of this Resource Guide is the collection of statistical overviews that addresses the full spectrum of crime and victimization. The 19 topics presented in one-page-length statistical overviews—which include a space to personalize with the sponsoring organization's contact information—can be utilized as stand-alone documents (which can be easily replicated and/or faxed) or incorporated into any public education or community awareness publications. Efforts have been made to incorporate the most current and accurate data that address crime and victimization in the United States today. The Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) reports on interviews of all household members at least 12 years old in a nationally representative sample of approximately 49,000 households (about 101,000 persons). The NCVS collects information on crimes suffered by individuals and households, and whether or not those crimes were reported to law enforcement. It estimates the proportion of each crime type reported to law enforcement, and it summarizes the reasons that victims give for reporting or not reporting.


Victims, service providers and allied professionals have an opportunity to receive valuable information about victims' rights and services, criminal and juvenile justice, crime prevention and other important issues on an ongoing basis from the OVC Resource Center and the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) in electronic format. Specific details about how to access such information are contained in this section. Advocates can build an impressive library with the most current research and literature available relevant to crime and victimization by registering with NCJRS. For a registration form, call the OVC Resource Center at 800-627-6872.

In addition, a comprehensive, up-to-date roster of web sites offers electronic contact information for key federal agencies; national criminal and juvenile justice and victim assistance organizations; state VOCA and victim compensation agencies; federal and state departments of corrections; and links to other valuable web sites.


This section provides a comprehensive listing and contact information for the national organizations that serve as co-sponsors of the 2003 Resource Guide.


The feedback that Justice Solutions receives from organizations that utilize the Resource Guide is essential to improving and expanding future NCVRW Resource Guides. When completing this brief form, victim service providers should specify which resources are most helpful and least helpful. In addition, respondents are encouraged to attach any documentation of activities and special events they sponsor during 2003 NCVRW so they can be incorporated into next year's Resource Guide.

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National Crime Victims' Rights Week: Fulfill the Promise April 6–12, 2003
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