Fraud

Home Office written question – answered on 10th June 2019.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care), Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of potential fraud offences that are not investigated by the police.

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

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) are responsible for reviewing and allocating offences to forces for investigation if they determine there are sufficient grounds for investigation.

The Home Office collects information on the number of cases disseminated by the NFIB to police forces for investigation. These data are published annually as part of the Home Office’s ‘Crime Outcomes in England and Wales’ publication. The latest data can be found here:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/729127/crime-outcomes-hosb1018.pdf.

It is a matter for receiving forces to determine if they are going to undertake an investigation, which is driven by local resourcing and priorities.

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