Crime Survivors Speak: Texas Victims’ Experiences with Recovery and Views on Criminal Justice

Because comprehensive data hasn’t been available, the public safety debate in Texas has had to rely on anecdote rather than data when it comes to the views and needs of those most negatively impacted by crime and violence: victims.

To fill this gap, the Alliance for Safety and Justice commissioned a survey of Texas crime survivors. Conducted in February 2019, this groundbreaking study by David Binder Research highlights the myriad ways in which Texas crime survivors are impacted by crime, what they need from the criminal justice system to recover and heal, and how state policy can better align with their safety priorities.