Victims of violent crime paid over €17m by state

The state has paid more than €17milliontovictims of violent crime - including the families of murder and manslaughter victims - over the past four years.

20th November, 2010

The state has paid more than €17milliontovictims of violent crime - including the families of murder and manslaughter victims - over the past four years.

The Department of Justice estimates that a further €4.2 million in awards from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal will be paid out this year.

Payments made under the scheme over the past five years are likely to reach €22 million by the end of 2010.

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