Card Fraud Down For Second Year In A Row

Despite perceptions to the contrary, card fraud has fallen for the second year in a row, according to data released by the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW).

Wallet and Credit Cards

As you can see from the graph below, card fraud increased massively between 2005/06 to 2009/10, but since then has begun to drop back down:

The CSEW data suggests that those most likely to be targeted by card fraud are males aged 45-54, with an annual household income of £50,000 or more.

The chart below shows the percentage of card holders affected by fraud within each household income group.

Via The Guardian.

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