Essential Report

Financial loss from computer crimes

Oct 30, 2012

Q. How much did the incident(s) cost you directly in terms of financial loss?

 

Total victims of crime

Men

Women

Aged

18-34

Aged

35-54

Aged 55+

Credit card number stolen

Online fraud

Identity stolen

Computer virus

No financial loss

45%

40%

51%

49%

43%

44%

59%

30%

43%

42%

Less than $100

9%

11%

7%

6%

11%

10%

6%

7%

10%

Between $100 and $500

23%

26%

19%

23%

22%

22%

17%

36%

36%

25%

Between $500 and $1000

7%

7%

8%

8%

7%

9%

6%

8%

14%

10%

Between $1,000 and $2,000

4%

2%

5%

3%

4%

4%

5%

6%

4%

Over $2000

4%

5%

2%

4%

2%

4%

3%

8%

2%

Can’t say

8%

9%

8%

6%

11%

8%

5%

5%

7%

8%

Average financial loss

$310

$330

$280

$300

$260

$320

$260

$490

$230

$290

Victims of cyber crime average financial losses of $310. (estimated to nearest $10).

Victims of online fraud have suffered the greatest financial losses – an average loss of $490 and 22% have lost more than $500 to cyber crime.

Other crimes have average losses of between $200 and $300.

There were only small differences by demographics. Men ($330) and people aged 55+ ($320) were likely to have lost a little more than other groups.

Note: Financial losses are from all crimes. Some respondents have been a victim of more than one type of crime.

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