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Crash for cash hotspots

The top twenty areas in the UK affected by crash for cash activity have been published. Crash for cash is when fraudsters cause car crashes with innocent motorists to get insurance payouts.

Crashed Car

The hotspots have been published by the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB), who are also working with law enforcement to crack down on insurance fraud, of which crash for cash is one type. Operations to date have resulted in more than 486 arrests, 119 criminal convictions and sentences that have included over 91 years imprisonment.

The top twenty crash for cash hotspots are listed by post area:

  1. Birmingham (B)
  2. Sheffield (S)
  3. Manchester (M)
  4. Nottingham (NG)
  5. Cardiff (CF)
  6. Liverpool (L)
  7. Newcastle-upon-Tyne (NE)
  8. Leicester (LE)
  9. Bristol (BS)
  10. London South-East (SE)
  11. London East (E)
  12. Coventry (CV)
  13. Glasgow (G)
  14. London North (N)
  15. Peterborough (PE)
  16. Leeds (LS)
  17. Brighton (BN)
  18. Reading (RG)
  19. Guildford (GU)
  20. Portsmouth (PO)

Read more about the IFB’s crash for cash figures on the IFB’s website.

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See also:
Insurance fraud

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