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Criminal victimization

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Criminal Victimization, 2019


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  • The portion of U.S. residents age 12 or older who were victims of violent crime excluding simple assault decreased 12% from 2018 to 2019.

  • The rate of violent victimization in urban areas—based on new classifications of urban, suburban, and rural areas—declined 20% from 2018 to 2019.

  • From 2018 to 2019, 29% fewer black persons and 22% fewer white persons were victims of serious crimes (generally felonies).

  • According to crime victims surveyed in 2019, the percentage of violent victimizations reported to police was lower for white victims (37%) than for black (49%) or Hispanic victims (49%).
 
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New Grants and Payment Management Systems Now Available!

 

The Justice Grants System (JustGrants) and the Department of the Treasury’s Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) are now available for all award management and payment activities. Award recipients with the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) can login to JustGrants or visit the informational website for further resources and support. Additionally, ASAP is now available for enrolled Department of Justice award recipients to request funds. For more information on how to request funds in ASAP, please reference the user guide.

 


Public comments requested on the proposed extension of BJS data collection: Capital Punishment Report of Inmates Under Sentence of Death

 

BJS encourages comments for 60 days until December 14, 2020, on the extension of a currently approved data collection: Capital Punishment Report of Inmates Under Sentence of Death. Your comments to BJS's request to the Office of Management and Budget, published in the Federal Register, should address points such as—

whether the proposed data collection is necessary, including whether the information will have practical utility
the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of data, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions
whether and how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced
the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.

 

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