Since its inception some 34 years ago the CICB has dealt with over 1000000 applications and paid out over 1.6 bn pounds sterling to victims of violence. The recent changes to the scheme and the formation of the CICA have streamlined the process and resulted in a slight reduction in average payments, but with more consistency in the amounts paid. There is no indication that the steady increase of around 5% per annum in the numbers of applications will fall and the service will continue to be in great demand.
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