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Fraud Barometer

Fraud Barometer

The latest fraud trends and patterns affecting the UK economy.

The latest fraud trends and patterns affecting the UK economy.

January 2020 results

Our latest results from the KPMG Fraud Barometer have just been published and cover January to December 2019. The Fraud Barometer has been tracking fraud trends since the 1980s and analysis of cases has continually identified trends in the types of fraud that have dominated courts. The biannual Barometer identifies the latest fraud trends and patterns affecting the UK economy which helps businesses remain alert to new threats and respond to any fraud risks in an appropriate and proactive manner.

 

Key highlights from the release covering January to December 2019:

  • Fraud by value reached £1 billion.
  • The volume of fraud decreased by 84 cases.
  • Insider fraud levels doubled to £46 million.
  • Fraud targeting consumers increased by 58% to £64 million.

 

Request a copy of our 30 year report. This report, released in 2017, looks back at the key macro-trends to have emerged since we first started collecting data in 1987. It looks back at how the fraud landscape has changed over the last three decades, and considers what the future fight against fraud may look like.

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