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