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Identity Fraud

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

12. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her latest estimate is of the annual costs resulting from crimes associated with identity fraud. (188125)

In February 2006 we estimated that the cost of identity fraud to the UK economy was £1.7 billion. We are currently engaged in calculating a new estimate based on a new methodology and hope to make an announcement soon.