Understanding the public perceptions of cybercrime
Our latest survey reveals that demands on, and expectations of, the police in tackling cybercrime are set to grow significantly. Police forces need to balance this with the need to tackle crimes carried out in the real world.
They need to reassure older generations and find new ways of working with industry – and with younger people who’ve had lifelong exposure to the internet and digital media – to tackle the threat. We think law enforcement agencies need clear operating models identifying who’s responsible for prevention and detection locally, regionally and nationally. And victims should get the same support they expect after ‘real’ crimes like burglary, theft or assault.