Andy Lea, Head of Policing at KPMG, comments on the ONS Crime Survey from England and Wales (CSEW) published today.
Andy Lea, Head of Policing at KPMG 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 6.4 million incidents of crime, however, the underlying reduction in the incidence of crime continues the positive trend of recent years and highlights 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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