Crime levels tipped to soar after inclusion of fraud statistics

A government report published in 2011 estimated that cyber crime costs the UK economy £27bn a year.
Crime levels will rise by up to 40% when new estimates of the scale of fraud are included in statistics for the first time, a senior police officer has said.
An extra three million offences could be added when victims’ experiences of fraud and cyber crime are incorporated into the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), according to Adrian Leppard, commissioner of City of London Police.
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