Action Fraud

Meeting: 
MQT on 2020-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2020
Reference: 
2020/1204
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

For each of the years, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, please provide the number of Fraud referrals made to the Met by Action Fraud, and the Sanction Detection Rates.

Answer

Action Fraud

Action Fraud

Answered By: 
The Mayor

MPS Statistics do not count fraud offences under Home Office Counting Rules. Owing to their nature, offences are investigated where the offender operates (if known). Therefore, many offences reported in the MPS are not investigated by the MPS and there is no detection rate available.

Offences reported to the MPSĀ and then referred to Action Fraud are as follows:

Year

Total

2016

11469

2017

9477

2018

9466

2019

9509