KPMG FRAUD BAROMETER, 2005
Total fraud cases: 222
Total value: £942m
Worst hit region: London/South East (£674m)
Worst hit sectors: Government (£448m), financial sector (£360m)
Main perpetrators: Managers (£421m), professional criminals (£421m)
Comment: The real barometer is the declining moral and ethical values and fabric of decent society. These are high class goondas. Social exclusion and disdavantage has nothing to do with it. The so-called high society or respected peoples’ social, ethical and moral barometer has definitely shifted towards criminality where being sentenced is no longer a social taboo it once was being caught with your hands in the till albeit a very financially resilient and almost infinite trove at that.