Costs of Crime in Canada, 2008

Appendix A: Criminal Justice System Costs

Appendix A: Criminal Justice System Costs

Table 1: Police Costs
Total police expenditures 2008 $11,448,937,000 1.a
Proportion of the expenditures spent on crime 75% 1.b
Total Police Costs ($11,448,937,000 * 75%) $8,586,703,000
Total Police Costs $8,586,703,000
Table 2: Court Costs
Number of civil cases per capita 2.06% 2.a
Population in Canada 2002/03 31,425,160
Estimated number of active civil cases 2002/03 (31,425,160 * 2.06%) 648,499
Number of criminal cases (adult + youth) 2002/03 496,663 2.b
Total cases processed in courts 2002/03 (648,499 + 496,663) 1,145,162
Total court expenditures 2002/03 $1,151,885,000 2.c
Average court cost per case 2002/03 ($1,151,885,000 / 1,145,162) $1,006
Average court cost per case 2008 (inflation adjustment) $1,153
Average court cost per case 2008 ($1,153 * 1.23) $1,418 2.d
Number of criminal cases 2008 474,030 2.e
Total Criminal Court Costs ($1,418 * 474,030) $672,392,760
Total Criminal Court Costs $672,392,760
Table 3: Prosecution Costs
Criminal prosecution expenditures (excluding BC) 2002/03 $352,139,000 3.a
Number of criminal cases (adult + youth) (excluding BC) 2002/03 443,268 3.b
Average prosecution cost per case 2002/03 ($352,139,000 / 443,268) $794
Average prosecution cost per case 2008 (inflation adjustment) $906
Average prosecution cost per case 2008 ($906 * 1.23) $1,114 3.c
Number of criminal cases 2008 474,030 3.d
Total Prosecution Costs ($1,114 * 474,030) $528,249,551
Total Prosecution Costs $528,249,551
Table 4: Legal Aid Costs
Direct legal service expenditures (criminal matters) 2007/08 $282,085,000 4.a
Direct legal service expenditures (criminal matters) 2008/09 $306,202,000 4.a
Other expenditures (criminal matters) 2007/08 $69,255,000 4.a
Other expenditures (criminal matters) 2008/09 $74,653,000 4.a
Total legal aid expenditures (criminal matters)
2007/08 ($282,085,000 + $69,255,000)
$351,340,000
Total legal aid expenditures (criminal matters)
2008/09 ($306,202,000 + $74,653,000)
$380,855,000
Total Legal Service Costs ($351,340,000 *25% + $380,855,000*75%) $373,476,250
Total Legal Service Costs $373,476,250

4.a. Legal Aid in Canada: Resource and Caseload Statistics 2008/09.

Table 5: Correction Costs
Adult federal correction costs 2007/08 $2,011,881,000 5.a 
Adult federal correction costs 2008 (inflation adjustment) $2,063,076,186
Adult provincial correction costs (operating expenditures) 2007/08 $1,637,981,000 5.a 
Adult provincial correction costs (capital expenditures) 2007/08 $123,109,000 5.b
Adult provincial correction costs 2007/08 ($1,637,981,000 + $123,109,000) $1,761,090,000
Adult provincial correction costs 2008 $1,805,903,451
Total adult correction costs 2008 ($2,063,076,186 + $1,805,903,451) $3,868,979,637
Youth correction costs 2008 ($3,868,979,637 * 25%) $967,244,909 5.c
Total Correction Costs ($3,868,979,637 + $967,244,909) $4,836,224,546
Table 6: Criminal Code Review Board Costs
Criminal code review board expenditures 2008 $12,000,000 6.a
Total Criminal code Review Board Expenditures $12,000,000

6.a. Criminal Code Review Board in provinces and territories.

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