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Question for Home Office

UIN 662, tabled on 11 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the estimated total cost of fraud was to the UK as of (a) 1984, (b) 1994, (c) 2004, and (d) 2014.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

17 May 2022

The Home Office remit for fraud is fraud against individuals and businesses. We do not hold figures for estimated total cost of fraud for 1984, 1994, 2004, and 2014.

We do have the published estimate for the 2015/16 total cost of fraud against individuals: £4.7 billion. This figure can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-economic-and-social-costs-of-crime.

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