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Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 7 January 2008, Official Report, column 138W, on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, what the 18 broad categories are; and what proportion of successful claims were awarded under each category. (178182)

The following table gives the 18 broad categories of occupational type, and shows the number of successful claims awarded under each category in the last 10 years.

Criminal injuries compensation scheme—awards made by occupational type

Occupations recorded

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Armed forces

153

206

196

194

197

205

211

187

207

159

Clerical

559

651

751

724

753

753

689

586

667

724

Educational worker (teacher etc.)

138

167

212

175

231

232

275

240

246

254

Fire Fighter

54

61

69

54

53

63

64

57

56

50

Housewife/Husband

780

1,195

1,115

944

986

976

959

789

684

597

Medical worker (Doctor/Nurse etc.)

451

624

693

711

744

745

725

640

574

580

Miscellaneous

9,588

13,007

13,341

11,673

12,194

13,315

12,846

10,994

9,653

8,495

Police officer

1,405

1,848

1,705

1,651

1,669

1,741

1,664

1,411

1,286

1,176

Prison officer

133

216

239

244

274

298

392

275

302

262

Professional/Managerial

5,611

995

1,017

945

1,091

1,142

1,067

1,133

1,299

1,224

Retired

1,223

1,302

1,524

1,485

1,491

1,608

1,441

1,145

1,002

858

Security officer

239

342

301

295

332

323

376

288

270

256

Self Employed

351

440

421

387

408

423

378

346

404

418

Skilled Worker

563

813

905

1,251

1,366

971

907

883

1,023

1,247

Student

2,440

3,238

3,347

3,013

3,325

3,473

3,577

3,593

3,644

3,514

Taxi Driver

224

296

335

302

318

310

324

279

283

276

Unemployed

3,878

5,204

5,164

4,418

4,492

4,594

4,177

3,615

3,533

3,240

Unskilled/Manual worker

281

472

382

567

629

509

470

534

814

777

Total successful cases resolved with an occupation type recorded

23,021

31,077

31,717

29,033

30,553

31,681

30,542

26,995

25,947

24,107

Total successful resolved cases

31,365

39,994

39,529

36,760

30,652

42,159

41,235

35,371

33,724

31,455

Percentage resolved cases with occupational type recorded

73

78

80

79

77

75

74

76

77

77