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Action Fraud

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 19th March 2020.

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Photo of Tony Devenish Tony Devenish Conservative

For each of the years, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, please provide the number of Fraud referrals made to the Met by Action Fraud, and the Sanction Detection Rates.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

MPS Statistics do not count fraud offences under Home Office Counting Rules. Owing to their nature, offences are investigated where the offender operates (if known). Therefore, many offences reported in the MPS are not investigated by the MPS and there is no detection rate available.

Offences reported to the MPS and then referred to Action Fraud are as follows:

Year

Total

2016

11469

2017

9477

2018

9466

2019

9509