London fraud incidents

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3916
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Could you please provide Metropolitan Police Service stats for all fraud and computer misuse incidents in London over the last five financial years, and include the stats broken down by crime type?

Answer

Answer for London fraud incidents

Answer for London fraud incidents

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Since 01/02/2013 Fraud, Cyber Dependent and Acquisitive Cyber Enabled Crimes have been reported to Action Fraud. Following Home Office Counting Rules these are then disseminated to law enforcement agencies by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) where there is an identifiable and viable line of enquiry.

These disseminations are recorded as 'non-counted crimes' by forces to avoid duplication.  NFIB disseminate reports to the area where that line of enquiry is rather than where the victim lives.

It is not possible to provide further detail of the crimes committed as that would require each record to be accessed manually.

This data represents the number of reports not victims. In 2012 there was no separate classification for Cyber Crime