Costs of Crime in Canada, 2008

Appendix B: Victim Costs

Appendix B: Victim Costs

Table 1: Health Care Costs

a. Costs of Medical Attention from a Physician
Average cost for a physician visit 2004/05 $50.36 1.a
Average cost for a physician visit (inflation adjustment) $55.64
Number of victims having medical attention from a physician 2004 37,780 1.b
Costs of Medical Attention from a Physician ($55.64 * 37,780) $2,102,079

b. Costs of Medical Attention at a Hospital
Average cost of an emergency visit at a hospital $260 1.c
Number of victims having medical attention at a hospital 2004 116,026 1.d
Costs of medical attention at a hospital (116,026 * $260) $30,166,760
Average cost of providing a ground ambulance transport $400 1.e
Number of victims transported to hospital by ambulance (116,026 * 0.7) 81,218 1.f
Costs of providing ambulance services (81,218 * $400) $32,487,200
Costs of Medical Attention at a Hospital ($30,166,760 + $32,487,200) $62,653,960

c. Costs of Hospitalization
Average daily cost of hospitalization 1999/00 $660 1.g
Average daily cost of hospitalization 2008 (Inflation adjustment) $800
Number of days staying in hospital 58,828 1.h
Costs of Hospitalization ($800 * 58,828)  $47,062,400

d. Direct Health Care Costs for Illicit Drug Users
Health care costs for illegal drug users 2002 $1,134,600,000 1.i
Health Care Costs for Illegal Drugs Users 2008 (Inflation adjustment) $1,294,330,000

e. Direct Health Care Costs Due to Drinking and Driving
Health care costs due to drinking and driving in Ontario, 2004 $12,600,000 1.j
Population of Ontario, 2004 12,390,599
Health care cost per capita (Ontario) 2004 $1.017
Health care cost per capita (Ontario) 2008 (Inflation adjustment) $1.11
Population of Canada 2008 33,311,389
Health Care Costs Due to Drinking and Driving 2008 ($1.11 * 33,311,389)  $36,642,528

Summary Table for Health Care Costs
a. Costs of Medical Attention from a Physician $2,102,079
b. Costs of Medical Attention at a Hospital  $62,653,960
c. Costs of Hospitalization $47,062,400
d. Direct Health Care Costs for Illicit Drug Users $1,294,330,000
e. Direct Health Care Costs Due to Drinking and Driving $36,642,528
Total Health Care Costs $1,442,790,967

Table 2: Value of Productivity Losses

a. Value of Lost Wages

Main File, GSS 2004
Number of days/nights victims staying in hospital 3,383 2.a
Average annual salary for victims absent from work $32,143 2.b
Average daily wage rate for victims $134 2.c
Lost wages due to hospital stay (3,383 * $134) $455,332
Number of days victims staying in bed (excluding time in hospital) 63,723 2.d
Average annual salary for the victims who were absent from work $33,103 2.e
Average daily wage rate for victims $138 2.c
Lost wages due to bed rest (63,723 * $138) $8,793,774
Number of days victims taking time off from daily main activities 137,195 2.f
Average annual salary for victims who absent from work $37,083 2.g
Average daily wage rate for victims $155 2.c
Lost wages due to time off from daily activities (137,195 * $155) $21,265,225
Value of Lost wages for victims ($455,332 + $8,793,774 + $21,265,225) $30,512,321

Incident File, GSS 2004
Number of days absent from work 5,936,478 2.h
Average annual salary for victims absent from work $41,347 2.i
Average daily wage rate for victims $158 2.c
Value of Lost wages for victims (5,936,478 * $158) $940,795,224

Total Value of Lost Wages ($30,512,321 + $940,795,224) $971,307,545


b. Value of Lost Household Services

Main File, GSS 2004
Number of days/nights in hospital for females 11,649 2.j
Number of days staying in bed for females 124,640 2.k
Number of days with time away from daily main activities for females 165,253 2.l
Total number of days away from housework activities (11,649 + 124,640 + 165,253) 301,542
Average hours per day in housework and household care activities for females 3.4 2.m
Number of hours off from housework activities, female (301,542 * 3.4) 1,025,243
Number of days/nights in hospital for males 441 2.j
Number of days staying in bed for males 15,749 2.k
Number of days with time away from daily main activities for males 49,138 2.l
Total number of days away from housework activities (441 + 15,749 + 49,138) 65,328
Average hours per day in housework and household care activities for males 2 2.m
Number of hours off from housework activities, male (65,328 * 2) 130,656
Average hourly wage rate for household workers 2007 $12.91 2.n
Average hourly wage rate for household workers 2008 (inflation adjustment) $13.2
Value of Lost household services (1,025,243 + 130,656) * $13.2 $15,257,864

Incident File, GSS 2004
Number of days off from daily activities for females 5,844,368 2.o
Average hours per day in housework and household care activities for females 3.4 2.m
Number of hours off from housework activities, female (5,844,368 * 3.4) 19,870,851
Number of days off from daily activities for males 3,972,207 2.o
Average hours per day in housework and household care activities for males 2 2.m
Number of hours off from housework activities, male (3,972,207 * 2) 7,944,414
Average hourly wage rate for household workers 2008 (inflation adjustment) $13.2
Value of Lost household services (19,870,852 +7,944,414) * $13.2 $367,161,511

Total Value of Lost Household Services ($15,257,864 + $367,161,511) $382,419,375


c. Value of Lost School Days
Number of missing school days (Main File, GSS 2004) 21,747 2.p
Number of missing school days (Incident File, GSS 2004) 1,236,296 2.q
Total number of lost school days (21,747 + 1,236,296) 1,258,043
National average tuition fees for undergraduate studies per year 2008 $4,900 2.r
Average number of school days in universities in Canada 190
Average cost per school day ($4,900 / 190) $26
Value of Lost School Days (1,258,043 * $26) $32,709,118

d. Value of Lost Child Care
Number of days for lost child care service (Main File, GSS 2004) 31,012 2.p
Number of days for lost child care service (Incident File, GSS 2004) 334,606 2.q
Total number of days for lost child care service (31,012 + 334,606) 365,618
Average child care cost per day 2008 $30 2.s
Value of Lost Child Care (365,618 * $30) $10,968,540

e. Value of Productivity Losses for Illegal Drug Users
Productivity losses for illegal drug users 2002 $4,678,600,000 2.t
Value of Productivity Losses for Illegal Drug Users 2008 (Inflation adjustment) $5,336,900,000

Summary Table for Productivity Losses
a. Value of Lost Wages $971,307,545
b. Value of Lost Household Services $382,419,375
c. Value of Lost School Days $32,709,118
d. Value of Lost Child Care $10,968,540
e. Value of Productivity Losses for Illegal Drug Users $5,336,900,000
Total Value of Productivity Losses $6,734,304,578

Table 3: Value of Stolen/Damaged Property

a. Value of Property Stolen or Damaged Due to Property Crime
Value of property and cash stolen during the incidents 2004 $2,928,369,727 3.a
Value of property damaged during the incidents 2004 $2,379,721,461 3.b
Value of stolen/damaged property 2004 ($2,928,369,727 + $2,379,721,461) $5,308,091,188
Value of Property Stolen or Damaged Due to Property Crime 2008 (Inflation adjustment) $5,777,342,595

b. Value of Property Damaged Due to Impaired Driving (Drugs)
Value of property damaged due to impaired driving (drugs) 2002 $67,000,000 3.c
Value of Damaged Property Due to Impaired Driving (Drugs) 2008 (Inflation adjustment) $76,430,000

c. Value of Property Damaged Due to Drinking and Driving
Value of property damaged due to drinking and driving in Ontario, 2004 $98,600,00 3.d
Population of Ontario, 2004 12,390,599
Per capita value of property damaged due to drinking and driving 2004 $7.96
Per capita value of property damaged due to drinking and driving 2008 (Inflation adjustment) $8.68
Population in Canada 2008 33,311,389
Value of Property Damaged Due to Drinking and Driving 2008 $289,142,857

Summary Table for Value of Stolen/Damaged Property
a. Value of Property Stolen/Damaged Due to Property Crime $5,777,342,595
b. Value of Property Damaged Due to Impaired Driving (Drugs) $76,430,000
c. Value of Property Damaged Due to Drinking and Driving $289,142,857
Total Value of Stolen/Damaged Property $6,142,915,452

Date modified: