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From the April, 2001 Cyberspace News

Crime Victims Rights Week: April 22 - 28
The National Center For Victims of Crime is a non-profit organization which is forging a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. And are they needed! Look at these statistics:

Between 1992 and 1997, an average of 36,000 elderly people per year were injured and 500 were killed by a relative, intimate, or close acquaintance.

Divorced or separated elderly people had higher rates (14 crimes per 1,000 people) of nonlethal violence than those who were married or widowed (4 crimes per 1,000 people).

Almost half of nonlethal violence against the elderly occurred inside or close to the victim s home; 70% of it happened during the daytime. In 75% of these cases, the offender was male. In half of them the offender was white.

Remember this phone number: 1/800-FYICALL

The National Center For Victims of Crime offers the above number for crime victims, victim service providers, criminal justice officials, attorneys, and individuals concerned with practical information on the closest, most appropriate local services for victims of crime. Unlike crisis hotlines, calling the above can generate sustained support including contacting key people in your community to discuss the case, identifying support services, forwarding legal research, or providing technical assistance to local service providers.

For more information on the National Center For Victims of Crime, log onto their website at:

www.ncvc.org
Thanks to Bill Shapiro for writing this article.


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