UK survey reveals first figures on extent of cybercrime

Thursday 19 January 2017 | 15:51 CET | News
The Crime Survey for England and Wales has for the first time collected figures on fraud and computer misuse in its annual report. In the year to September 2016, there were an estimated 3.6 million cases of fraud, such as bank account fraud and phone lottery scams, and 2 million computer misuse offences, such as hacking and ransomware, according to the survey conducted for the Office of National Statistics. Fraud is now the most commonly experienced offence. The report is based on a national consumer survey, rather than police statistics, in order to capture data also on unreported crimes.

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