Cybercrime

Home Office written question – answered on 5th September 2016.

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Photo of Chris Matheson Chris Matheson Labour, City of Chester

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of cybercrime.

Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

As crime falls, we know that it is also changing. The internet and new technology offer criminals new opportunities to commit crimes such as fraud and cyber crime. This is why we have committed to spending a further £1.9 billion on cyber security over the next five years.

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