More than three million online crimes were carried out last year, according to estimates published today. These included more than 200,000 cases of financial fraud, twice the official number of real-world robberies carried out during the same period. The report (pdf) was written by criminology firm 1871 Ltd and commissioned by …
noticed illegal downloaded didn;t come into it
just imagine if they included illegal downloads the number would be a joke probably about 10 million if not more but at the end of the day there aren't many job in computer policing as in well anything involving the internet or a computer there just isn't enough man power to keep track of it or to even looking though confiscated hard drives etc
I read the headline in the Metro "A crime online committed every 10 seconds"
Yeah, a crime commited online every 10 seconds if you think that a 12 year old saying "hey thar sexy ladee" or "stfu you noob" is considered a crime...
Fair enough, 100,000+ cases of identify fraud or credit card fraud is a serious figure, but don't start tainting the article by trying to make a huge figure out of petty every day occurrences which clearly no one takes seriously such as "online threats" or "unwanted sexual advances"
I think we can safely ignore this report given that it was commissioned by Garlik and is therefore, as with all their reports, simply designed to scare people into buying their "services".