Criminal Injuries Compensation

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 11th June 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 people have been refused compensation by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority for having an unspent conviction in each year since 2010.

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 people have been refused compensation by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority for having an unspent conviction since 2010 by category of that unspent offence.

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 people have been refused compensation by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority for having an unspent conviction since 2010 by category of criminal offence which caused their injury.

Photo of Phillip Lee Phillip Lee The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme clearly sets out that payments will be refused where the applicant has an unspent conviction specifically excluded by the Scheme. This includes custodial sentences and community orders.

In 2017, CICA received over 31,000 new claims for criminal injuries compensation. Payments totalling over £142 million were paid out in the same year to victims of violent crime.

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The number of applicants who have been refused compensation by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) for having an unspent conviction is:

Financial year

Applications refused because of unspent convictions

2010-11

4,208

2011-12

4,322

2012-13

4,944

2013-14

4,324

2014-15

1,817

2015-16

1,662

2016-17

1,125

2017-18

2,314

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The information requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

PQ150728

CICA does not hold the information requested.

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