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Criminal Investigations: Costs

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2009, Official Report, column 926W, on criminal investigation costs, what the (a) direct staff costs, (b) operational support costs, (c) business support costs and (d) total costs excluding overheads for (i) violence against the person—S20 and more serious, (ii) violence against the person—S47 and less serious, (iii) sexual offences, (iv) robbery, (v) deception/fraud, (vi) drugs offences, (vii) criminal damage, (viii) crimes other than those specified above and (ix) crimes other than those specified in ABC data collection were in (A) 2004-05, (B) 2005-06 and (C) 2006-07. (290890)

[holding answer 9 September 2009]: The data requested are given in the tables.

Table 1: Average cost per incident, by incident type, 2004-05: (£)

(£)

Direct staff costs

Operational support costs

Business support costs

Total cost excluding overheads

Violence against the person - S20 and more serious

5,459.07

3,718.40

2,377.83

11,555.30

Violence against the person - S47 and less serious

164.97

119.58

73.26

357.80

Sexual offences

2,085.36

1,395.14

888.31

4,368.81

Robbery

1,029.40

749.67

474.49

2,253.56

Deception/fraud

300.88

193.45

131.75

626.08

Drugs offences

987.28

649.53

404.41

2,041.22

Criminal damage

84.62

64.43

38.16

187.20

All Other Crime

179.33

139.45

80.22

399.00

Crimes other than those specified in ABC data collection1

3,665.82

2,836.50

1,713.30

8,215.62

Total crime

300.84

219.30

133.50

653.65

Table 2: Average costs per incident, 2005-06

(£)

Direct staff costs

Operational support costs

Business support costs

Total cost excluding overheads

Violence against the person - S20 and more serious

7,564.11

4,770.75

2,555.36

14,890.22

Violence against the person - S47 and less serious

202.63

140.46

84.44

427.53

Sexual offences

2,373.18

1,539.78

880.05

4,793.00

Robbery

1,198.67

868.14

483.02

2,549.83

Deception/fraud

432.81

256.30

165.28

854.38

Drugs offences

1,054.21

667.25

385.89

2,107.35

Criminal damage

98.33

70.39

40.46

209.19

All Other Crime

198.72

156.23

88.17

443.12

Crimes other than those specified in ABC data collection1

3,709.13

2,746.70

1,509.45

7,965.28

Total crime

357.50

251.73

142.81

752.04

Table 3: Average costs per incident, 2006-07

(£)

Direct staff costs

Operational support costs

Business support costs

Total cost excluding overheads

Violence against the person - S20 and more serious

9,155.84

5,131.39

3,103.06

17,390.29

Violence against the person - S47 and less serious

222.76

154.31

90.88

467.94

Sexual offences

3,082.91

2,074.40

1,165.78

6,323.09

Robbery

1,178.17

857.18

430.75

2,466.10

Deception/fraud

452.03

293.64

176.26

921.92

Drugs offences

935.60

573.11

356.30

1,865.01

Criminal damage

103.13

74.23

40.75

218.11

All Other Crime

208.67

162.97

86.73

458.37

Crimes other than those specified in ABC data collection1

3,283.92

2,589.36

1,249.30

7,122.59

Total crime

367.82

258.71

142.41

768.93

1 Crimes specified in ABC data collection are: violence against the person, sexual offences, burglary (dwelling), burglary (commercial and other), robbery, theft of or from a motor vehicle, deception/fraud, theft (other), drugs offences, criminal damage.