The ONS publish stats, which are expected to show an increase in crime rates following the inclusion of cyber-crime. In response to the news, James Murphy, Associate Director – Defence and Security at techUK have the following comments on it.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]James Murphy, Associate Director – Defence and Security at techUK :

“This increase in crime stats, the first for 20 years, indicates the true scale of cyber-crime and gives police chiefs a greater understanding of the problem they face. Given these crimes are often under-reported, it’s likely the actual figures are even higher than those published today. The only way we can successfully tackle the growing threat to people and businesses is for police, industry and victim support to work together to better protect and prevent against such crimes.”[/su_note]

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