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Victim Support Schemes: York

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on supporting victims of crime and witnesses who were party to proceedings at York (a) magistrates court and (b) Crown court in (i) 1997 and (ii) the latest year for which figures are available; and how many victims of crime and witnesses were offered support in each such period. (322127)

Data on supporting victims of crime and witnesses who were party to proceedings at court are not available prior to 2001-02. The data in 2001-02 relate to spending by Victim Support to provide support victims and witnesses of crime in court and is only available for York Crown court and the total of those supported in all magistrates courts in North Yorkshire. York magistrates court data were not available until Victim Support became a single charity in 2007.

The following tables provide data for 2001-02 (earliest data available) and 2008/2009 (the latest year for which figures are available).

(i) 2001-02

(a) All North Yorkshire magistrates courts

(b) York Crown court only

Total

Funding provided (£)

82,435

14,406

96,841

People Supported

2,426

445

2,871

(ii) 2008-09

(a) York City magistrates court only

(b) York Crowncourt only

Total

Funding provided (£)

25,841

28,586

54,427

People Supported

868

1060

1928