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AR Victim Reparations

December 23, 2003  -- Posted at 8:19 AM CDT

 LITTLE ROCK, AR  --The state Crime Victims Reparations board provided 432-thousand-838 dollars in November to 179 crime victims.

The office of Attorney General Mike Beebe says the largest amount, 113-thousand-652 dollars went to 36 victims of crime in Pulaski County.

In Benton County, ten victims received a total of 40-thousand-561 dollars. Additional expenses were also paid in 131 previously submitted cases. The victim reparations board was created by the Legislature in 1987.

 Most awards are limited to a maximum of 10-thousand dollars, except for catastrophic injuries.

Money for the damage awards comes from fines, court costs and fees imposed on convicted defendants.

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