Cashpoint Fraud

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3563
Question By: 
Peter Whittle
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In MQT 2017/2684 I asked: 'what is the current incidence of cashpoint fraud in the Metropolitan Police Area and how many people have been arrested, charged and convicted for this offence over the last three years'. You responded: 'Data pertaining to the offence of fraud in particular is held by City of London Police, with whom MOPAC are liaising to gather the necessary data as requested.' Is this information now available?

Answer

Answer for Cashpoint Fraud

Answer for Cashpoint Fraud

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Industry data relating to 'ATM crime incidents' is available by region, but unfortunately is classified as confidential.

However, the UK Card Association produces UK-wide statistics. These latest figures (https://www.financialfraudaction.org.uk/fraudfacts16/) show how much fraud takes place at cash machines in the UK on stolen cards or where a card account has been taken over by the fraudster. £32.7m was lost in 2015, a 30% increase on the previous year.