INFOGRAPHIC: Crime Victims' Rights – Overview & Statistics
100-PO019 (R 4/2017)
The Crime Victims Rights' Act
- Was initiated in October of 2004
- Is an essential part of the Justice for All Act
- Is celebrated during National Crime Victims' Rights week in April
- Promotes compliance with victims' rights laws
- Helps fund grant programs and other provisions
Washington Victim Service Programs
11,282 people are enrolled in Washington State Department of Corrections victim notifications as of 2016.
Our Victim Services Program's goal is to make sure victims voices are heard, valued and included in an effort to hold convicted persons responsible. This should prevent future harm to victims as well as enhance community safety.
Nationally, in 2015, less than one percent of all persons age 12 or older experienced at least one violent victimization.
Violent Crime Nationally
From 1993-2015, the rate of nonfatal firearm violence declined from 7.3/1000 to 1.1/1000 persons 12 or older.
From 2014-2015, the rate of violence against males decreased approx. 5 persons per 1000.
From 2014-2015, the rate of violent crime decreased from 1.11% to 0.98%.
From 2014-2015, the rate of violent crime among those age 25-24 decreased by 0.42%.
Property Crime Nationally
From 1993-2015, the rate of property crime declined by more than 65%.
From 2014-2015, the rate of property crime declined in urban areas and the South.
From 2014-2015, the rate of property crime declined by approx. 8 households per 1000.