The authority in numbers

Quick facts about the Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority.

The Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority holds approximately 50 employees, of which most are lawyers.

The largest area of activities is the determining and disbursement of criminal injuries compensation to crime victims. The number of applications coming in for this kind of compensation is approximately 11 000 a year. The average turnaround time  for errands concerning criminal injuries is less than two months, from registration to dispatch.

About 100 million SEK is paid out in criminal injuries compensation annually. Crimes of physical abuse against adults make up the largest share of the disbursed compensation, almost a quarter or 25 million SEK. Robbery and violence against women in close relationships also account for large shares of the total amount of compensation.

The revenues from the repayments of convicted offenders amount to approximately 30 million SEK per year, and this money funds one third of the total amount of criminal injuries compensation paid out.

The Crime Victim Fund is mainly built up through fees paid by convicted offenders, which generate 30-35 million SEK every year. These funds are allocated to different crime victim oriented projects, research, and core financing to non-profit organizations. Almost 500 applications come in every year.

The Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority’s information and training activities are largely based on local, regional, and national cooperation. Through lectures, training courses, and study visits, the authority reaches approximately 6-7 000 people directly, primarily those active in professions which have a responsibility for crime victims, or volunteers.  It is difficult to estimate how many people receive information via the authority’s website and information material.

Last Updated: 2012-10-23