2016 Publications

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  • 02 Mar 2016 12:42 PM | Anonymous member

    Crime is ever-changing at local, national and international levels. In particular, crimes associated with terrorism are becoming more complex and more difficult to predict. Criminals have adapted to and embraced the technological advances of the 20th and 21st centuries. HMIC’s inspection programme this reporting period has revealed the extent to which the police service needs to improve its performance in combating such crimes and maintaining public safety.

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  • 26 Feb 2016 12:00 PM | Anonymous member

    Adjusting the Lens on Economic Crime - Preparation brings opportunity back into focus. More than a third of organisations have experienced economic crime in the past 24 months, as reported by over 6,000 respondents to PwC’s Global Economic Crime Survey 2016. This year’s results show that the incidence of economic crime has come down, for the first time since the global financial crisis of 2008-9 (albeit marginally by 1%).

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  • 26 Feb 2016 11:43 AM | Anonymous member

    This year, the BDO analysis of UK fraud shows that the total value of reported fraud in 2015 was £1.5bn, an increase of 110% from the previous year, and the highest value since 2011. This report, which examines reported fraud cases over £50,000 in the UK, finds that the total number of cases, however, fell by 5.2%, with only 519 reported cases in 2015 compared to last year’s 546 cases. The average value of fraud meanwhile has risen 121% to £2.9m with some of the largest cases brought to court reaching over £250m.

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  • 19 Feb 2016 5:42 PM | Anonymous member


    This guide is for trustees and senior managers of charities in England and Wales as well as their professional advisors. It highlights the main learning points from the first national conference on charity fraud held in late 2015, and provides signposts to extra sources of information, support and best practice. It concludes with a summary of top tips for preventing, detecting and responding to fraud.


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  • 12 Feb 2016 11:27 AM | Anonymous member

    In this report published on 5 February, the National Audit Office (NAO) congratulated the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for “significant progress” in improving how the UK’s competition regime works confirming that, it is now “more coherent than ever”. However, it calls for further action to step up the flow of successful enforcement cases and the need for greater awareness amongst business of competition law. Flexibility of resourcing and greater co-operation to secure a coherent approach across the regime is called for.

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  • 11 Feb 2016 4:36 PM | Anonymous member

    UK small businesses are underestimating the impact a cyber attack could have on their reputation and must take steps to protect it, according to the findings of the Small Business Reputation and the Cyber Risk report, by the Government’s Cyber Streetwise campaign and KPMG. What’s clear is that protecting business’ data not only helps secure reputation, but puts small businesses in a strong and competitive position to offer the service that customers now expect. Companies failing to adequately protect their data from cyber breaches don’t just put a few documents at risk. Losing valuable data can have a lasting and devastating impact on a company’s finances, customer base, ability to grow – and ultimately its reputation.

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  • 10 Feb 2016 6:53 AM | Anonymous member

    For Safer Internet Day 2016, 1,512 young people aged 13-18 years took part in an online survey conducted by ResearchBods to explore young people’s attitudes, experiences and responses to positives and negatives online, particularly exploring the role of the internet in facilitating rights and promoting empowerment, while also potentially facilitating online hate. The findings demonstrate both the positive and negative side of the internet, and the role that young people are playing in helping to create a kinder and more inclusive internet. Young people want to see a kind and inclusive internet – and they are playing their part to help create that

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  • 10 Feb 2016 6:48 AM | Anonymous member

    The BRC's annual Retail Crime Survey report reveals stark new figures showing that the total cost to the retail industry in 2014-15 was £613million, a two per cent increase on the previous year and the highest cost on record. The average value of goods stolen rose by over a third to £325 per incident of customer theft, another all-time record.

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  • 10 Feb 2016 6:40 AM | Anonymous member

    The potential for cybercrime has grown dramatically over the past few years as cyber criminals constantly adopt more profitable, effective and efficient tactics. Cybercrime is on the rise, not only in the number of attacks but also in its severity. In the UK cybercrime costs businesses £34 billion per year, including £18 billion from lost revenue.* In our experience, organisations are still unprepared to deal with different types of attacks and are at best aiming to mitigate the risk, rather than preventing attacks in the first instance.

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  • 29 Jan 2016 4:06 PM | Anonymous member

    The bi-annual KPMG Fraud Barometer releases identify the latest fraud trends and patterns affecting the UK economy which helps us remain alert to new threats and respond to fraud risks in an appropriate and proactive manner. The data for 2015 shows that, nationally, fraud was marginally up on the previous year up to £732m from £717m in 2014.

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