Fraud and Forgery

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3702
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Why have recorded fraud and forgery cases in Newham virtually ceased to be recorded since February 2013?

Answer

Answer for Fraud and Forgery

Answer for Fraud and Forgery

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Since April 2013, all cases of fraud have been recorded centrally by Action Fraud, the national fraud reporting service which now sits within City of London Police. The recording of forgery offences remains with the MPS, which is why small numbers are being seen for boroughs.

The Action Fraud remit and specific crimes can be found from the following links:

http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/about-us/who-we-are

http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/homeoffice-fraud-counting-rules