Social Security Benefits: Fraud

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 21st March 2007.

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Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people reported benefit thefts via the Department's benefit theft website in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.

Photo of James Plaskitt James Plaskitt Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions

The information is not available in the format requested. The available information is in the following table.

Number of benefit thefts reported to the DWP Targeting Benefit Thieves website between January 2006 and December 2006
Number
January 1759
February 2302
March 2506
April 2481
May 3574
June 2869
July 2591
August 2962
September 2478
October 3670
November 3334
December 2284
Note:

Figures include both benefit and instrument of payment cases.

Source:

Fraud Information by Sector

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