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NCJ Number: 150205 Find in a Library
Title: Costs of Crime in France: Security Expenses--Data for the Period 1988-1991
Author(s): T Godefroy; B Laffargue
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 118
Publication Number: ISBN 2-907370-30-8
Sale Source: les Institutions Penales
Centre de Recherches
Sociologiques Sur le Droit et
4, rue de mondovi
Paris 75001,
Type: Statistics
Language: French
Country: France
Annotation: As part of an ongoing French assessment, this text computes the public and private cost of crime prevention and repression, protection against victimization, and victim compensation for 1988 to 1991.
Abstract: The first section focuses on public security expenses. It computes the cost of all French police forces (the National Guard, national police, municipal police, and other police agencies), as well as the justice system including the cost of prosecutors, courts, prisons, and court protection of juveniles. It also includes social preventive measures such as social assistance and assistance to cities; income from fines and prison labor is deducted from this sum. Private security expenses cover private guards and security systems, insurance expenses, and lawyer expenses. The results indicate that within the past 10 years, security expenses have increased by 40 percent; the rise has been especially steep from 1987 to 1990. Presently, private security expenses exceed public ones (41 billion francs public expense versus 47 billion francs in private funds). Numerous charts and figures are appended.
Main Term(s): Foreign corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Corrections costs; Court costs; Crime costs; Law enforcement costs; Prison costs
Note: Etudes et Donnees Penales, N 66 (Penal Studies and Facts, N 66). US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Programs
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