Criminal Injuries Compensation

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many claims for compensation were rejected by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority in each year since 2010-11; and for what reasons each of those claims was rejected.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) publishes data about the number of claims rejected and the reasons why claims are rejected in its annual reports at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?departments%5B%5D=criminal-injuries-compensation-authority&publication_type=corporate-reports

The figures published in the annual reports show the number of times each rejection reason was used. For some applications there may have been more than one reason for rejection. This means that the total number of reasons for rejection is higher than the actual number of claims refused. The total number of rejected claims for the years specified is:

Financial year

Rejected cases

2010/11

27,134

2011/12

25,066

2012/13

24,411

2013/14

23,803

2014/15

20,066

2015/16

15,243

2016/17

12,411

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