Cyber crime has been included for the first time in the newly-published Crime Survey for England and Wales and showed 3.6 million fraud and 2.0 million computer misuse offences for the year ending September 2016.

Frauds referred to the police showed an annual rise of 3% and other industry data on financial fraud showed there were 1.9 million cases of frauds on UK-issued cards, an increase of 39% from the previous year.

We welcome the inclusion of figures for online crime; only when you know the scale of a problem can you truly begin to tackle it and a few simple precautions can thwart the criminals.

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