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Table 3 The costs of the case avoided to the State and victim (worst case scenario) (Table 4 provides the sources of data used for the costs)

From: A victim-centred cost–benefit analysis of a stalking prevention programme

What could have happened (costs avoided) Benefit/cost ratio
Indirect costs for original victim7 £ 2682.45  
Harm to secondary victim for violence without injury10 £ 23,636.47  
Costs to state for violence without injury10 £ 7718.67  
Costs to society for perpetrator’s suicide*11 £ 2,254,500.00  
Total costs £ 2,288,537.59 82.4