The available information, taken from the Home Office Court Proceedings Database, relates to England and Wales for the years 1998 to 2002 and is shown in the table. It covers defendants proceeded against under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.
It is not possible, from the data held centrally, to identify any other offences that may be connected with internet or computer crime, because the circumstances of any such offences are not collected.
Statistics on court proceedings for 2003 will be published on the
|Unauthorised access to computer material||Computer Misuse Act 1990, Sec.1||6||6||8||9||4|
|Unauthorised access with intent to commit or |
facilitate commission of further offences
|Computer Misuse Act 1990, Sec.2||6||3||3||4||6|
|Unauthorised modification of computer material||Computer Misuse Act 1990, Sec.3||4||4||8||12||8|
(52) These data are on the principal offence basis