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Crime: Per Capita Costs

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what studies her Department has undertaken to establish the per capita cost of crimes in the last three years. (218213)

The Home Office first published estimates of the costs of crime in England and Wales in 2000. A partial update of these estimates, covering crime against individuals and households only, was published in 2005. Both reports are available for download from the Home Office publications website. The Economic and Social Costs of Crime Against Individuals and Households (Home Office Online Report 30/05) can be found at: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs05/rdsolr3005.pdf and The Economic and Social Costs of Crime (Home Office Research Study 217) can be found at: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs/hors217.pdf.

The Department has not published any estimates of the costs of crime per capita.