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Annual Report 2015/16
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Agency Performance

Criminal Injuries Compensation

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 2003 (WA) provides for victims of crime to be compensated for injuries suffered as a consequence of the commission of an offence.

Outcomes 2015/16

The number of criminal injuries compensation applications accepted this year slightly decreased from 2,765 in 2014/15 to 2,734 in 2015/16.

Finalisations increased by 10.3 per cent on last year.

In 2015/16 a total of $40 million was awarded to 1,987 victims of crime.

To assist in compensating the State for this cost, a total of $1.7 million was recovered from offenders, the same amount as the previous year.

A more comprehensive annual report on the operations of the Office of Criminal Injuries Compensation is provided each year to the Attorney General for State Parliament by the Chief Assessor under section 62 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 2003 (WA).

Last updated: 27-Sep-2016

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