Costs of Crime in Canada, 2008

Summary (cont'd)

Summary Table 1: Estimated Tangible Costs of Crime in Canada, 2008 a

Criminal Justice System Costs
Cost Category b Costs $ (millions) Main Data Sources
Police $8,587 CCJS
Court $672 CCJS
Prosecution $528 CCJS
Legal aid $373 CCJS
Corrections $4,836  
a. Adult Corrections $3,869 CCJS
b. Youth Corrections $967 CCJS
Criminal Code Review Board $12 PT Review Boards
TOTAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM COSTS $15,009  

Victim Costs c
Cost Category b Costs $ (millions) Main Data Sources
Health Care $1,443  
a. Medical Attention from a Physician $2 GSS 2004 d
b. Medical Attention at a Hospital $63 GSS 2004 d
c. Hospitalization $47 GSS 2004 d
d. Direct Health Care for Illicit Drug Users $1,294 CCSA
e. Direct Health Care Due to Drinking and Driving $37 Transport Canada
Productivity Losses $6,734  
a. Lost Wages $971 GSS 2004 d
b. Lost Household Services $382 GSS 2004 d
c. Lost School Days $33 GSS 2004 d
d. Lost Child Care $11 GSS 2004 d
e. Productivity Losses for Illicit Drug Users $5,337 CCSA
Stolen/Damaged Property $6,143  
a. Property Stolen/Damaged Due to Property Crime $5,777 GSS 2004 d
b. Property Damaged Due to Impaired Driving (Drugs) $76 CCSA
c. Property Damaged Due to Drinking and Driving $289 Transport Canada
TOTAL VICTIM COSTS $14,320  

Third-Party Costs
Cost Category b Costs $ (millions) Main Data Sources
Funeral and Burial Expenses $4 CCJS
Other People Harmed/Threatened During the Incidents e $102  
a. Health Care $65 GSS 2004 d
b. Productivities Losses $37 GSS 2004 d
Lost Production/Services of Other People $1,054  
a. Lost Production/Services of Family Members $375 GSS 2004 d
b. Lost Production/Services of Friends/Neighbours $372 GSS 2004 d
c. Lost Production/Services of Co-workers $259 GSS 2004 d
d. Traffic Delays Due to Drinking and Driving $47 Transport Canada
Victim Services and Compensation Programs $451 2008 VSS
Shelters for Victims $254 2008 THS
Other Expenditures Related to Crime $238  
a. Law Enforcement $115 Public Safety
b. Enhancing the Public Prosecution Service $16 Finance Canada
c. National Crime Prevention Strategy $34 Public Safety
d. Enhancing Federal Corrections System $61 Finance Canada
TOTAL THIRD-PARTY COSTS $2,091  

TOTAL TANGIBLE COSTS $31,420

 

Summary Table 2: Estimated Intangible Costs of Crime in Canada, 2008a
Intangible Costsf Costs $ (millions) Main Data Sources
Pain and Suffering $65,100 GSS 2004d
Loss of Life $3,055 CCJS
TOTAL INTANGIBLE COSTS $68,155  

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