The number of white collar prosecutions has fallen to a six-year low even though the amount of economic crime in the UK has risen over the same period, a development that could bolster arguments that a lack of resources is hampering the fight against crime.
Official statistics show there were 8,304 prosecutions for financial crime in 2016, a 12 per cent drop on 2015. It also represents a 26 per cent fall since 2011, when there were 11,261 prosecutions, according to data gleaned from the Ministry of Justice through a Freedom of Information request.
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