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Personation: Essex

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how may offences involving the fraudulent use of personal information have been reported to (a) Essex and (b) Southend police in each year since 1997; and how many such reports led to a (i) prosecution and (ii) conviction. (320655)

The information requested is not available centrally. Offences involving the fraudulent use of personal information would be recorded under the Home Office offence classification of ‘Fraud by false representation’. However, it is not possible to separately identify those offences involving the fraudulent use of personal information from other fraud offences recorded under that classification. As a result, it is not possible to state how many offences led to prosecution and conviction.