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Criminal Injuries Compensation

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many awards the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority made to individuals with a criminal record in each year for which figures are available. (281950)

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority does not maintain records for the number of awards made to individuals with a criminal record. However, the numbers of awards reduced (under Paragraphs 13 and 15 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS)) because of criminal convictions are as follows:

Number of awards reduced because of applicant’s/deceased’s criminal convictions

Total number of awards made under the CICS

2004-05

1,399

35,352

2005-06

1,487

33,697

2006-07

1,500

31,407

2007-08

1,862

39,091

2008-09

1,958

36,461

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many awards the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority made to individuals injured while trying to prevent a crime or while helping a police officer catch a suspected criminal in each year for which figures are available; and what the monetary value of such awards was in each such year. (281951)

This information is not recorded centrally by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. However, figures detailing the numbers of awards made (excluding those to police officers) where the applicant took an exceptional risk and was injured in attempting to apprehend an offender, and the total monetary value of these awards, are as follows:

Cases where applicant attempted to apprehend an offender1

Number

Value of cases (£)

1996-97

76

143,923

1997-98

242

449,532

1998-99

260

589,658

1999-2000

193

481,662

2000-01

203

464,425

2001-02

248

546,645

2002-03

216

610,777

2003-04

221

597,090

2004-05

135

641,369

2005-06

121

375,852

2006-07

102

255,911

2007-08

143

435,488

2008-09

168

976,028

1 Exceptional risk.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many awards the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority made in each year for which figures are available; and what the monetary value of those awards was in each such year. (281953)

The numbers of awards made by CICA between 1996-97 and 2008-09, and the monetary value of those awards in each of these years, are given in the following table:

Total number of awards made under the CICS

Value of cases (£)

1996-97

8379

19,103,717

1997-98

31360

77,715,031

1998-99

39991

110,199,398

1999-00

39524

114,516,357

2000-01

36759

110,504,614

2001-02

39642

125,369,845

2002-03

42149

156,193,338

2003-04

41218

169,505,874

2004-05

35352

163,822,052

2005-06

33697

158,483,206

2006-07

31407

161,032,977

2007-08

39091

188,791,784

2008-09

36461

231,435,833