Gambling: Crime

Home Office written question – answered am ar 23 Mai 2024.

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Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on the amount of money that was returned to victims of gambling-related crimes (a) by the gambling industry, (b) through a proceeding under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and (c) by any other means in the 2023-24 financial year.

Photo of Thomas Tugendhat Thomas Tugendhat Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

The Home Office does not hold the information that you have requested on (a) compensation activity by the gambling industry (b) the value of assets recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) from offenders who committed gambling related crimes or (c) amount of money returned to victims of gambling related crimes by other means.

The Home Office holds information on the value of assets recovered under POCA 2002 from offenders who committed other types of offences including fraud and money laundering. This data is included in the Asset Recovery Statistical Bulletin which is published every year. The latest release was in September 2023, covering the period between financial year 2017 to 2018 and 2022 to 2023.

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