Magazine article Public Finance

Violent Crime Costs £6.6Bn a Year

Magazine article Public Finance

Violent Crime Costs £6.6Bn a Year

Article excerpt

Violent crime costs the economy around £6.6bn per year, including £2.4bn to treat victims on the NHS, according to a study published on April 18.

The Institute for Public Policy Research also found that poor and unemployed people were twice as likely as others to be victims of crime. Its study, Crimeshare: the unequal impact of crime, said: 'Victims of crime took a total of 83 million days off work to recover from physical and psychological injuries, at a cost of more than £4.2bn to the economy and £2.4bn to the NHS.'

However, the central focus of the study is the impact of violent crime on the population - with repercussions falling disproportionately on people in economically deprived areas, who are more likely to be the victims of crime.

Additionally, people living in the poorest UK households are almost three times as likely to report a range of emotional effects following victimisation. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.