Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the threshold for crime hot spots? How much crime compared to the overall jurisdiction warrants a high-crime area or hot spot?

There is not a set or base proportion in the selection criteria. As noted in the solicitation, less than 10 percent of all city blocks can drive large proportions of calls for service and crime incidents (as much as 30 to 80 percent). The statement of need reflects other indicators of distress that will also be considered. The application will be scored based upon consideration of all applications against the selection criteria in the solicitation.

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