Essential Report

Cyber crimes

Oct 30, 2012

Q. Have you ever been the victim of any of the following crimes?

 

Total

Men

Women

Aged

18-34

Aged

35-54

Aged 55+

Had your credit card number stolen

16%

17%

15%

12%

18%

16%

Been the victim of online fraud

10%

11%

10%

12%

10%

9%

Had your identity stolen

1%

2%

1%

3%

1%

1%

Had a computer virus that damaged your computer or data

29%

30%

28%

33%

28%

25%

Cyber bullying

3%

2%

5%

7%

2%

1%

Online stalking, invasion of privacy or high levels of harassment

4%

2%

5%

5%

4%

1%

No, none of them

56%

55%

57%

53%

57%

58%

29% say they have had a computer virus that caused damage to their computer or data, 16% have had their credit card number stolen and 10% have been the victim of online fraud. Online stalking (4%), cyber bullying (3%) and identity theft (1%) are much less common.

Those aged under 35 are somewhat more likely to have been a victim of a virus (33%), cyber bullying (7%) and online stalking (5%).

Women are more likely to have been a victim of cyber bullying (5%) and online stalking (5%).

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