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DOJ Announces Expansion of Firearms Technical Assistance Project to Strengthen Community Response to Domestic Violence Incidents Involving Firearms

On August 12, 2021, the United States Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) announced the expansion of its Firearms Technical Assistance Project (FTAP) to help communities across the country reduce domestic violence homicides and injuries committed with firearms. OVW will award an estimated $6 million for up to 12 sites and $4 million for training and technical assistance on firearms and domestic violence. “Enforcing gun laws and keeping firearms from the hands of perpetrators of domestic violence…

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Financial Fraud in the United States, 2017

In 2017, an estimated three million persons (1.25% of all persons age 18 or older) reported that they were victims of personal financial fraud during the prior 12 months. About 95% of fraud victims, or 2.9 million persons, experienced one type of financial fraud. The remaining 156,700 persons experienced two or more. Types of Fraud Of the two million victims (0.81% of all persons) of consumer products and services fraud – the most commonly reported type of financial fraud –…