California, Texas, Florida, NY, IL, Lead States In U.S. Anticrime Aid


??California leads the nation in federal anticrime fund allocations under the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant program, with $32.9 million in the current federal fiscal year, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reported today. In a compilation of funding under the current annual total of about $300 million, BJS said the next four largest state allocations were Texas, $22.7 million, Florida, $19.5 million, New York, $16 million, and Illinois, $12 million.

The report said that 1,606 local governments were eligible for awards, either directly or through a joint allocation with other governments within
their county. The five local governments eligible to receive the largest awards included New York City, 4.1 million, Chicago $2.9 million, Philadelphia, $1.9 million, Houston, $1.9 million, and Los Angeles, $1.8 million. The report describes how the funding allocations are calculated. Funds can be used for a number of purposes, including law enforcement; ??prosecution and courts; crime ??prevention and education; ??corrections and community
corrections; ??drug treatment; ??planning, evaluation, and technology improvement, and ??crime victim and witness programs.

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