KPMG comments on today’s ONS announcement on the latest crime figures, which for the first time include figures for cybercrime.
Louise Pordage, Senior Manager in KPMG’s Cyber Security practice, said: “While the figures released today may appear high, I am certain that cybercrime remains one of the most under reported areas in our crime statistics. There is little clarity around the impact of cybercrime against the UK economy, and of course the statistics released today only consider crimes against the person rather than corporate crime.
“Getting a better view of cybercrime matters to individuals, corporations and the government. It also drives home the point that we all need to consider our security online and take sensible precautions to protect ourselves.
“Our world is becoming digital and so is organised crime. The incorporation of these figures into the Crime Survey of England and Wales is a vital first step towards a more robust reporting regime for cybercrime, and an important recognition that such crimes can have every bit as much of an impact on our lives as more conventional crime.”
Nahidur Rahman, KPMG Press Office
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