Reply to post: "Incidents" or "reports of incidents"?

UK households hit by 1.8m computer misuse offences in a year

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"Incidents" or "reports of incidents"?

I'm not sure if the numbers in this are meant to denote incidents that were reported to the police, incidents that were recorded by an ONS survey, or an extrapolation based on survey results.

Personally, I'd say that my externally accessible home PC is subject to several thousand attempts of unauthorized access every day, so 1.8m could be a per-capita value. Yes, my firewall blocks the attempts, but comparisons to checking that your neighbours door and windows are securely locked are appropriate...

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