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Niall Hearty assesses the UK’s problem with prosecuting fraud

Author: Niall Hearty  22 February 2024

Niall Hearty wrote about the sharp increase in fraud not being matched by an equivalent rise in court cases.

In his piece, which was published by FT Adviser, he said it was worrying that the prosecution of fraud is not keeping pace with the scale of the problem.

He cited figures relating to the number of fraud-related Crown Court cases and the Home Office’s own data, which states that more than 40% of all crime in England and Wales involves fraud.

Niall stated that fraud reportedly receives less than 1% of police resources, despite it being increasingly common. With a huge backlog of cases yet to be heard in court, he argued that there is a need for a major increase in resources for both enforcement and the criminal justice system in order to address the problem.

He emphasised that fraudsters are finding new and more sophisticated ways of making illegal gains – and that the authorities are struggling to stop them or hold them to account.

The full article can be read here.

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