Warwickshire Cybercrime Survey – Results

28th September 2015

Warwickshire Cybercrime Survey -The first local survey of its kind in Warwickshire has given a valuable insight at into just how much online crime has become a threat to our daily lives.

The survey took participants through a series of 36 questions addressing the following themes:

  • Internet Usagecyber front cover for website
  • Cybercrime Types and Reporting
  • Internet Security
  • Children and the Internet

This report presents the survey results and provides analysis for the responses given by the respondents. Some of the Key Findings include:

“As age increases, knowledge of online risks reduces slightly while the feeling of being at risk increases significantly”

“1 in 10 people targeted by Phishing scams became a victim”

“14.9% of respondents had been a victim of online crime in the last 12 months”

Click the following link or click on the front cover image to access the full report: http://bit.ly/1OBJXmY
warks banner UK banner

 

To provide an indication of what the results could potentially mean in terms of impact in Warwickshire and the UK; The responses to certain questions were scaled up to give an estimate based on the Warwickshire and UK population figures as illustrated in the images (click on the image to enlarge):

 

 

The survey results are being launched on Tuesday 29th September at an event titled ‘Cybercrime – The Real Story’ which is being held at IBM in Warwick. During the event, live updates will be available via the Observatory twitter feed @warksobs and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner @WarwickshirePCC and you can join in the conversation using #cybersurvey.

 

The short Cybercrime film shown at the event is now available on the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v10qWDE3T9A&feature=youtu.be