Action Fraud

Home Office written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Gordon Marsden Gordon Marsden Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of fraud Action Fraud received in each year since 2013 by police force area.

Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

The Home Office collects statistics on the number of fraud cases reported to Action Fraud by each Police Force Area on a quarterly basis. These data are published as Experimental statistics in the Office for National Statistics ‘Crime in England and Wales’ statistical bulletins.

The table provided goes back to the year ending March 2015, the earliest year that fraud data was available by Police Force Area.

The next release of the ‘Crime in England and Wales’ statistical bulletin is due to be published on 24th January and will include fraud cases reported to Action Fraud for the year ending September 2018.

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