Reported Cybercrime Jumps 14% in England

Figures based on FOI findings from a third of police forces.

There has been an increase in the volume of cybercrime incidents reported to English police of 14% over the past two financial years, according to a new report.

Think tank Parliament Street filed Freedom of Information (FOI) requests with the country’s police forces, asking for a breakdown of Computer Misuse Act crimes which involve hacking, smart devices and/or connected devices.

Although it received back a full set of answers from just 14 out of a possible 39 forces, the findings could be viewed as illustrative of broader trends.

The total number of cybercrimes over the two-year period was 2547, rising from 1193 in 2016/17 to 1354 in 2017/18.

Read entire article Reported Cybercrime Jumps 14% in England | Phil Muncaster | InfoSecurity

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