Costs of Crime in Canada, 2008

Appendix C: Costs of the Third-Party

Appendix C: Costs of the Third-Party

Table 1: Funeral and Burial Expenses
Number of homicide victims 2008 611
Average cost of funeral services in Canada 2006 $6,583 1.a
Average cost of funeral services in Canada 2008 (inflation adjustment) $6,800
Total Funeral and Burial Expenses (611 * $6,800) $4,154,800

1.a.Saskatchewan Co-operative Association. Available at www.sask.coop/documents/Co-operativeSpotlightJuly.pdf

Table 2: Costs to Other People Harmed or Threatened during the Incidents

a. Health Care Costs
Number of other people harmed or threatened (Main File, GSS 2004) 126,451 2.a
Number of other people harmed or threatened (Incident File, GSS 2004) 1,039,689 2.a
Total number of other people harmed or threatened (126,451 + 1,039,689) 1,166,140
Proportion of people who had medical attention from a physician 3%
Number of people having medical attention from a physician (1,166,140 * 3%) 34,984
Average cost of medical attention from a physician 2008 $55.64
Costs of medical attention from a physician (34,984 * $55.64) $1,946,510
Proportion of people who had medical attention at a hospital 10% 2.b
Number of people having medical attention at a hospital (1,166,140 * 10%) 116,614
Costs of an emergency visit at a hospital $260
Costs of medical attention at a hospital(116,614 * $260) $30,319,640
Number of victims transported to hospital by ambulance (116,614 * 0.7) 81,630
Average cost of providing a ground ambulance transport $400
Costs of providing ambulance services (81,630 * $400) $32,652,000
Costs of medical attention at a hospital ($30,319,640 + $32,652,000) $62,971,640
Health Care Costs to Other People ($1,946,510 + $62,971,640) $64,918,150

b. Value of Productivity Losses
Number of other people taking time off from daily activity 187,510 2.c
Number of days other people taking time off from daily activity (187,510*2) 375,021 2.d
Average hourly wage rate for household workers 2008 (inflation adjustment) $13.2 2.e
Value of Productivity Losses of Other People Harmed or Threatened $37,127,073

Summary Table for Costs to Other People Harmed or Threatened
a. Health Care Costs $64,918,150
b. Value of Productivity Losses $37,127,073
Total Costs to Other People Harmed or Threatened $102,045,223

Table 3: Value of Lost Production/Services of Other People

a. Value of Lost Production/Services of Family Members
Number of victims talking to family members (Main file) 336,487 3.a
Number of victims talking to family members (Incident file) 5,339,698 3.b
Total number of family members listening to victims (336,487 + 5,339,698) 5,676,185 3.c
Average hours of talking to family member 5 3.d
Total number of hours spent talking to a family member (5,676,185* 5) 28,380,925
Average hourly wage rate for household workers 2008 $13.2
Value of Lost Production/Services of Family Members (28,380,925 * $13.2) $374,628,210

b. Value of Lost Production/Services of Friends/Neighbours
Number of victims talking to friends/neighbours (Main File) 337,509 3.e
Number of victims talking to friends/neighbours (Incident File) 5,304,591 3.f
Total number of friends/neighbours listening to victims (337,509 + 5,304,591) 5,642,100 3.g
Average hours of talking to friends/neighbours 5 3.h
Total number of hours spent talking to a family member (5,676,185* 5) 28,210,500
Average hourly wage rate for household workers 2008 $13.2
Value of Lost Production/Services of Friends/Neighbours (28,210,500 * $13.2) $372,378,600

c. Value of Lost Production/Services of Co-workers

Main File, GSS 2004
Number of victims talking to co-workers 148,235 3.i
Average number of hours talking to co-workers 3 3.j
Total hours spent in talking to co-workers (148,235 * 3) 444,705
Average annual salary of co-workers talking to victims $40,421 3.k
Average wage rate per hour for co-workers $22.5 3.l
Value of Lost Production/Services of Co-workers (444,705 * $22.5) $10,005,863
Incident File, GSS 2004
Number of victims talking to co-workers 3,462,295 3.m
Average number of hours talking to co-workers 3 3.j
Total hours spent in talking to co-workers (3 * 3,462,295) 10,386,885
Average annual salary of co-workers talking to victims $43,903 3.n
Average wage rate per hour for co-workers $24 3.l
Value of Lost Production/Services of Co-workers (10,386,885 * $24) $249,285,240
Value of Lost Production/Services of Co-workers ($10,005,863 + $249,285,240) $259,291,103

d. Traffic Delays due to Drinking and Driving
Costs of traffic delays due to drinking and driving in Ontario, 2004 $16,100,000 3.o
Population of Ontario, 2004 12,390,599
Per capita cost of traffic delays due to drinking and driving 2004 ($16,100,000 / 12,390,599) $1.30
Per capita cost of traffic delays due to drinking and driving 2008 (Inflation adjustment) $1.42
Population in Canada 2008 33,311,389
Costs of Traffic Delays Due to Drinking and Driving 2008 (33,311,389 * $1.42)  $47,302,172

Summary Table for Value of Lost Production/Services of Other People
a. Value of Lost Production/Services of Family Members $374,628,210
b. Value of  Lost Production/Services of Friends/Neighbours $372,378,600
c. Value of Lost Production/Services of Co-workers $259,291,103
d. Costs of Traffic Delays Due to Drinking and Driving $47,302,172
Total Value of Lost Production/Services of Other People $1,053,600,085

Table 4: Costs to Victim Services and Compensation Programs
Number of victim service agencies 2007/08 879 4.a
Average cost of providing victim services per agency 2007/08 $263,181 4.b
Average cost of providing victim services per agency 2008 (Inflation adjustment) $270,073
Total costs of providing victim services (879 * $270,073) $237,394,167
Number of agencies offering only criminal injuries compensation programs 5 4.a
Number of victim service providers offering compensation programs 65 4.c
Average compensation expenditure per agency 2007/08 $2,911,111 4.d
Average compensation expenditure per agency 2008 $2,987,342
Total compensation costs to the 70 services agencies (70 * $2,987,342) $209,113,940
Victim Services expenditures from Correctional Service of Canada $3,400,000
Victim Services expenditures from Public Prosecution Service of Canada $1,000,000
Total Costs to Victim Services and Compensation Programs $450,908,107

Table 5: Expenditures of Shelters for Victims
Number of shelters in Canada 2008 569 5.a
Proportion of admissions related to abuse 75% 5.a
Number of shelters in Canada 2006 553 5.b
Annual operating costs for shelters 2006 $317,000,000 5.a
Average operating expenditure per shelter 2006 ($317,000,000 / 553) $573,237
Average operating expenditure per shelter 2008 (Inflation adjustment) $595,810
Total Expenditures of Shelter Services (569 * 75% * $595,810) $254,261,918

Table 6: Other Expenditures Related To Crime
Spending on law enforcement $114,600,000 6.a
Spending on enhancing prosecution services $16,000,000 6.b
Spending on national crime prevention strategy $34,381,350 6.c
Spending on enhancing federal corrections system $61,000,000 6.d
Total Other Expenditures Related to Crime $225,981,350

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