Victims of violent crime could face a reduction in compensation for a motoring offence
July 20, 2009
Posted by:Cheryl Abrahams
It was always the case that the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority would make a deduction from compensation awarded to a victim of violent crime, if that person had previously been convicted of crimes of violence themselves; fair enough. But now under new rules they must also make a deduction for unspent motoring convictions. So the victim of rape resulting in contraction of HIV, for example who had previously been fined for driving 35 mph in a 30mph zone would see a reduction in their compensation of almost £5,000! This cannot be right. The Tories said this was revolting, I agree.