Crime set to Soar Overnight as ‘Cyber’ Offences Included in Official Total for First Time

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Cyber crime will officially become the country’s most common offence this week, with the total number of victims of crime soaring by millions overnight. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is to issue new statistics on Thursday which will include cyber crime for the first time. Previous ONS studies have estimated the number of cyber crimes at between three and four million per year – meaning there will be a dramatic rise on the annual number of offences in England and Wales, last estimated at 6.8 million. Security expert from Tripwire have the following comments on it.

Tim Erlin, Director of Security and Product Management at Tripwire :

“It’s time for ‘cyber’ to stop being treated as a second-class crime. Despite the rhetoric, real decisions about policy and funding are made with this data in mind. Including cybercrime, which has real consequences for victims, will materially affect initiatives in the future.”

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