Taxis: Fares

Home Office written question – answered on 23rd November 2018.

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Photo of Laura Smith Laura Smith Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of incidents of taxi fare evasion reported to police in each year since 2010.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office collects data on police recorded crime, which are published quarterly by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The latest figures, for the year ending June 2018, can be accessed here:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/datasets/crimeinenglandandwalesappendixtables

Crimes involving taxi fare evasion will be included within the category of making off without payment along with other incidents such as driving off from a petrol station without paying for fuel and leaving a restaurant without paying the bill. However, from information held centrally it is not possible to identify incidents of taxi fare evasion.

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