Friday, August 28, 2015

BJS's Crime Victimization Survey Shows Rate of Overall Crime Remained Flat from 2014 to 2015

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released its annual report on criminal victimization in the U.S. (available at: The violent crime rate and rates of intimate partner violence did not change significantly in 2015 as compared to 2014.

There was also no significant change from 2014 to 2014 in the percent of violent crimes reported to police (47%) or in the percent of violent crime victims who received services from a victim service agency (9%).

The property crime victimization rate declined from 43.7 victimizations per 1,000 households in 2014 to 38.3 victimizations per 1,000 households in 2015, largely due to declines in household burglary and theft.

Monday, August 24, 2015

OVW Reports on Accomplishments

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) recently published a report to the nation on "Accomplishments of the Office on Violence Against Women: January 2009 to January 2017," which highlights OVW's key achievements, including services and programs and their impact on victims, survivors, and communities. The report can be viewed at (

Human Trafficking Series

CVI is  producing a series of technical reports on the subject of Human Trafficking.  All of the published reports in the series are available under the publications tab on the Crime Victims' Institute website. The report series includes reviews of factors such as prevalence, need for services, and the consequences of this type of victimization. Future reports in the series will include an overview of Texas-based service providers for youth and adult victims of sex trafficking. The series is guest edited by Dr. Cortney Franklin.