Fraud

Home Office written question – answered on 17th May 2022.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Attorney General

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the estimated total cost of fraud was to the UK as of (a) 1984, (b) 1994, (c) 2004, and (d) 2014.

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

The Home Office remit for fraud is fraud against individuals and businesses. We do not hold figures for estimated total cost of fraud for 1984, 1994, 2004, and 2014.

We do have the published estimate for the 2015/16 total cost of fraud against individuals: £4.7 billion. This figure can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-economic-and-social-costs-of-crime.

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