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Motor Vehicles: Crime

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 116971, tabled on 2 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what data his Department holds on the awarding of compensation to victims of vehicle crime by criminal courts.

Answered on

10 February 2022

The Ministry of Justice has published information on prosecutions, convictions and sentencing outcomes for vehicle offences, including the number and amount of compensation orders imposed by the courts, in England and Wales, up to December 2020, available in the ‘Outcomes by Offence’ data tool, available here:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/987715/outcomes-by-offence-2020.xlsx.

To find the number and amount of compensation orders issued by the courts, follow the steps below:

  • Type phrases such as ‘vehicle’ and ‘driving’ into the ‘offence’ filter. To see the full list of offences available in the data tool, see the full offence group classification, here.
  • Select the specific vehicle offences you are looking for from the drop-down list.
  • The number of all compensation orders issued, on a principal disposal basis, can be found on row 94.
  • The amount of compensation can be found on rows 95 to 105
  • The average amount of compensation issued can be found on row 93.

It is important to note that the figures presented in this data tool are on a principal disposal basis - i.e. reporting the most severe sentence for the principal offence; therefore it is likely that, for more serious offences such as ‘37.1 Causing Death by Aggravated Vehicle Taking (MOT)’, there will be a more serious disposal issued.