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

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Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Conservative, Tatton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the proportion of crime committed online.

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

By volume, most crime is now wholly or partially online, a trend further accelerated by the pandemic.

The Online Safety Bill, Fraud Action Plan and National Economic Crime Centre are among the key elements of the fight against it.

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