About the Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (RVCRI)

Violent crime is on the rise in many jurisdictions, including rural communities. Rural law enforcement agencies are left to tackle these issues, often with a decreasing tax base, personnel shortages, expansive geographic territory, and lack of access to medical treatment that can make violent crimes more fatal than in urban settings.

The Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (RVCRI) is an effort, funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), to provide funding and assistance to rural law enforcement agencies seeking to reduce violent crime and address problems associated with violent crime. Funding and support are available for implementing violent crime reduction strategies, improving investigations, improving services to victims, and for enhancing collaboration between local stakeholders. This will be achieved through...


The RVCRI Clearinghouse provides resources and insights from the RVCRI team, BJA and partner agencies, innovators, leaders, and peers in the field.

Training & Technical Assistance

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 18, at 2:00pm ET

Crime Data in Rural Communities: What’s Out There and How Can I Use It? Webinar

On Thursday, July 18, at 2:00pm ET, the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (RVCRI) will host a webinar to discuss strategies, promising practices, available resources, and lessons learned for integrating crime analysis in rural communities.

In this interactive session, we will explore the vast landscape of crime data available to rural areas and learn practical strategies for maximizing its impact. Discover trends, explore crime analyst promising practices, and how to empower your community with data-driven decision-making.

RVCRI Partner Agencies

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