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Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights 28 April 2022

Patterns of crime over the last two years have been substantially affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and government restrictions on social contact.

There was a 54% increase in fraud and computer misuse offences for the year ending December 2021 compared with the year ending December 2019, according to the Telephone Crime Survey for England and Wales (TCSEW).

Read the latest ONS insights