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Home Department written question – answered on 9th July 2014.

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Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien Conservative, Eddisbury

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what monetary value her Department assigns to the Value of Preventing a Fatality calculation during the process of policy appraisal and evaluation.

Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker The Minister of State, Home Department

In order to estimate the cost of a homicide, the Home Office uses the value of a prevented fatality, which is estimated by the Department for Transport. The Home Office first estimated the social and economic costs of crime in 2000:

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110218135832/rds.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs/hors217.pdf

The Home Office last comprehensively updated the costs of crime estimates in 2005:

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20100413151441/http:/www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs05/rdsolr3005.pdf

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