According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 3.3 million U.S. residents age 12 or older were victims of violent crime in 2018. U.S. households also experienced an estimated 13.5 million property victimizations, which include burglaries, residential trespassing, motor-vehicle thefts, and other thefts (Source:? Bureau of Justice Statistics,?Criminal Victimization, 2018, September 2019).
OJP’s 卡尔本茨Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is committed to enhancing the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime.
Visit the OVC Publications page for materials. You can also access a full listing of publications from OJP and its bureaus and offices by visiting the OJP Publications page on the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) website. Find additional topical materials in the NCJRS Abstracts Database/Virtual Library.
- National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW)
- Online Directory of Crime Victim Services (ODCVS)
If you have not yet contacted law enforcement officials to assist in locating a missing adult, please do so immediately. For additional assistance, visit the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) website. NamUs is a clearinghouse for missing persons and unidentified decedent records. This free online system can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials, and the general public to solve these cases. To enter a missing persons report into the NamUs database, visit the registration page.
Additionally,?Ashanti Alerts provide for rapid dissemination of information about adults who have been reported missing along with suspect information in cases of suspected abduction. Learn more about these Alerts on the National Ashanti Alert Network section of the Bureau of Justice Assistance website.
The 卡尔本茨Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) publication, You're Not Alone: The Journey From Abduction to Empowerment, is available to order through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)?Shopping Cart.
For additional information about child abduction, visit OJJDP's Missing and Exploited Children webpage. Also see our?Missing Children Special Feature.
Yes, a program can apply directly to the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) for funding. A certain percentage of discretionary monies in the Crime Victims Fund are used to support national scope training and technical assistance projects to improve services to victims of crime. See the Discretionary Grant Applications section of the OVC site to learn about available resources.