Further to Question No: 2016/4881
What steps are being taken to record and collate statistics of the extent of fraud and other cyber crime on a borough level and publish such data?
Your response being:
'Since April 2013, fraud offences have been recorded by Action Fraud (the national fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre) rather than by police forces.
The Home Office publishes a number of quarterly fraud reports using data provided by Action Fraud and other organisations that compile fraud data such as Cifas and Financial Fraud Action UK. These data are normally provided on a national basis however some data is available at London level. Each of these organisations from time to time publish reports relating to data that they hold.
New questions on fraud and computer misuse were added to the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) in October 2015 and were initially included as experimental statistics. They were fully incorporated in September 2016.
No data are reported on a borough level in London.'
Will you now provide such data as is available on London; and given the seriousness of the growth of this crime, do you not think it would be helpful to have data as to the scale and number of offences in London published regularly, at the least to remind Londoners of the need to be on their guard?