The Office of Justice Programsí Implementation of the Hometown Heroes Survivors Benefits Act of 2003

Evaluation and Inspections Report I-2008-005
March 2008
Office of the Inspector General

Appendix IV
Demographics From Completed Hometown Heroes Act Claims

The decedents in the 112 completed claims came from throughout the United States, and the majority worked for fire departments. Table 4 displays demographic information about the decedents and Figure 5 displays the type of public safety agencies in which the decedents worked.

Table 4: Demographics of Completed Hometown Heroes
Act Claims as of November 29, 2007

  Number Percentage
Age of Decedent Median Age 51  
Range of Ages 24 - 78  
Gender of Decedent Male 111 99.1%
Female 1 0.9%
Cause of Death Heart Attack 105 93.8%
Stroke 6 5.4%
Not Specified 1 0.9%
Source: PSOB claims determinations

Figure 5: Types of Public Safety Agencies From Completed
Hometown Heroes Act Claims as of November 29, 2007

Fire-53%; Police-14%; Sheriff-13%; Emergency Services-2%; Emergency Services and Fire-7%; Other-11%.

Note: The “Other” category includes agencies such as the National Park Service, corrections systems, and local wildlife departments.

Source: PSOB claims determinations

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