Fraud and other cyber crime

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0250
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

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?

Answer

Answer for Fraud and other cyber crime

Answer for Fraud and other cyber crime

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In addition to the previous response, the City of London Police produces a Fraud and Cyber Crime Profile for the MPS force area.

These profiles provide an overview of the fraud and cyber landscape in London, identifying the extent of harm and nature of offending.

The data is marked as protected as it contains intelligence relating to these offences.

Londoners should always be vigilant as fraud and cyber crime is an increasing problem. They can ensure they are aware of recent scams by visiting the public area of the National Cyber Security Centre website - https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/articles/public.