Crime: Research

Home Office written question – answered on 1st February 2023.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Attorney General

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the third edition of the research report on the economic and social costs of crime; and whether her Department has already received a draft of that report from the independent researchers.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Minister of State, Home Department

The Economic and Social Costs of Crime second edition was published by the Home Office in July 2018 and is still in use by the Department. The report is currently the most comprehensive source for the estimated economic and social costs of the crimes, committed against individuals and businesses.

The department is reviewing more up to date estimates but is not in a position to publish. The review is being conducted by Home Office officials and not by external researchers.

References: The economic and social costs of crime (

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