Cybercrime adds pressure on Police forces across England and Wales

Cybercrime pressures police forces in England Wales

Andy Lea, Head of Policing at KPMG, comments on the ONS Crime Survey from England and Wales (CSEW) published today.

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He said:

“The new fraud and computer misuse estimation of 5.6 million offences highlights the challenge forces face to be better equipped to fight cyber enabled crime and the need for all of us to better protect ourselves.  These figures also show the difficult decisions forces will need to make when prioritising their use of resources. 

“The overall CSEW figures show 6.2 million incidents of crime in the survey year ending September 2016; with no statistically significant change compared with the previous year’s survey, highlighting that England and Wales as a relatively safe places to live. The increases in police recorded crime should be viewed positively and reflects forces’ better approach to recording and the efforts being made to build victim trust to report crime.”

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