Spotlight / Spring 2019
National Consumer Protection Week / March 3rd – 9th
Review data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics on the prevalence and nature of identity theft against persons age 16 or older.
Read about efforts to create, test, and refine a survey instrument that measures the annual prevalence of financial fraud.
Learn about rates of exposure to fraud and experiences with financial fraud among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Watch CVR’s webinar and read our research brief on identity theft and fraud victimization, synthesizing research and practice evidence.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month / April
Read about the NSVRC and Urban Institute’s work helping companies like Uber consistently record sexual misconduct and assault reports—as the first step in addressing the problem.
Check out findings from this national survey on the prevalence of sexual assault, locations in which it occurs, and the associated harms.
Review NCVC’s fact sheet on sexual violence crime trends and costs, with a special section on campus sexual assault.
Explore data about the potential economic costs to crime victims and taxpayers of nottesting Sexual
Assault Forensic Evidence kits
National Child Abuse Prevention Month / April
Review findings about child maltreatment based on data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System.
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National Mental Health Awareness Month / May
Learn how firearm involvement in a violent victimization is associated with severe distress and social functioning problems.
Read this systematic review on the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy and other early interventions designed to prevent PTSD in victims of violent crime.