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Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre’s fraud reporting datasets mark first RCMP addition to Open Government Portal

July 11, 2023  By Royal Canadian Mounted Police

July 11, 2023, Ottawa, Ont. – The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) has announced that their fraud reporting datasets are now live on the Open Government Portal. These datasets mark the first RCMP contribution to the Portal and will be updated quarterly.

The RCMP is working to improve transparency to create an organization that is more open, trusted, efficient and responsive. The RCMP’s plan is to provide Canadians, stakeholders and partners with valuable information that will encourage open dialogue, enhance trust and accountability, and help to improve community policing services. Sharing data with the public is essential to enhancing their participation in policy-making, service designs and, in the case of the CAFC’s fraud reporting data – preventive action.

Both 2021 and 2022 were historic years for the CAFC, with record-setting amounts of reported losses to fraud. In 2021, reports to the CAFC showed that $380 million was lost to fraud. In 2022, this number rose to $531 million. Approaching the half-way point of 2023, the CAFC sees similar trends in fraud reports and losses. In the CAFC’s published datasets, viewers can access further fraud data, such as: number of reports, location of reports, types of fraud reported, amount of money lost, age of victims and more.


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