Cybercrime and Fraud

Home Office written question – answered on 28th February 2022.

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Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the impact of crimes of fraud and computer misuse on UK businesses and consumers.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

Reports of fraud and computer misuse offences are made to Action Fraud and are recorded as criminal offences by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB). The Home Office collects data on these reports. This data is published by the Office for National Statistics on a quarterly basis.

The latest breakdown of fraud and computer misuse offences is available from June 2015 to June 2021 in table A5 below:

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

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