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Q: Statistics about computer crime ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Statistics about computer crime
Category: Science > Social Sciences
Asked by: md-ga
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Posted: 22 Apr 2002 17:45 PDT
Expires: 22 May 2002 17:45 PDT
Question ID: 3009
What statistics about cybercrime (no. of cases, damages, etc.) are available  
worldwide and how to get them? 
I'm already aware of the CSI/FBI Survey(us),  PKS(de), ZaRD(de), KES-Umfrage(de) and PWC-Cybercrime Survey (uk). Which others are available? Surveys should be in english, german, spanish or frensh so I can read them. 

Clarification of Question by md-ga on 23 Apr 2002 11:59 PDT
I'm especialy interested in statistics which where the foundation for recent 
Legal Initiatives like the european cybercrime treaty and all the laws or upcomming
laws against cybercrime, cyberterror, cyberanything. At least some of the 
legislative bodys should have based thair actions on facts.

Online and offline resources are equally welcome.
Subject: Re: Statistics about computer crime
Answered By: penguin-ga on 28 Apr 2002 17:28 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi MD!

The Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) is
“responsible for implementing the US Justice Department’s Computer
Crime Initiative, a comprehensive program designed to address the
growing global computer crime problem.”  The website lists a summary
of computer intrusion cases including a press release of each case.

The 1997-2001 Internet Fraud Statistics Reports are available to the
public at the National Fraud Information Center (NFIC) website. This
was designed to “help consumers distinguish between legitimate and
fraudulent promotions in cyberspace and route reports of suspected
fraud to the appropriate law enforcement agencies”.
National Fraud Information Center

CERT(R) is a center of Internet security expertise, at the Software
Engineering Institute, a federally funded research and development
center operated by Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, USA. At the website, you will find statistics reported
between 1988-2002 on the number of incidents, vulnerabilities
reported, security alerts published, security notes published, mail
messages handled, and hotline calls received. This data is used to
improve network security.
CERT/CC Statistics 1988-2002.          

The Information Warfare (IW) Database has created a valuable resource
for identifying Information Warfare attacks. The database includes the
date, origin, target, attacker, description of attack, and the
citation of the source.
The Terrorism Research Center

The European Union is telling us there "are no reliable statistics
available on the full scale of the computer-related crime phenomenon.
The number of intrusions detected and reported up to now, probably
under-represent the scope of the problem. Because of limited awareness
and experience of system administrators and users, many intrusions are
not detected. In addition, many companies are not willing to report
cases of computer abuse, to avoid bad publicity and exposure to future
attacks. Many police forces do not yet keep statistics on the use of
computers and communication systems involved in these and other
crimes. However, the number of illegal activities can be expected to
grow as computer and network use increases. There is a clear need to
gather reliable evidence on the significance of computer-related
"Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European
Parliament, The Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the
Regions:  Creating a Safer Information Society by Improving the
Security of Information Infrastructures and Combating Computer-related
Crime."  (Brussels, 26.1.2001). eEurope.

Additional Websites that may interest you:

The Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) has a compilation of a list
of complaints that should help us understand Internet Fraud in the
United States.
Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) Six-Month Data Trends Report
(May-November 2000).

"Internet related Policy Issues and developments following the Attacks
on America on 11 Sept. 2001". Founder and Director: Yaman Akdeniz ,
Cyber-Rights &
Check this site if you would like to participate in the International
Cybercrime Project CeBIT 2002.

"Text of Convention on Cybercrime". Budapest, November 23,  

"Eight Reasons the US Should Reject the International Cybercrime
American Civil Liberties Union Freedom Network

Google Search Terms Used: 

"Legal Initiatives" +statistics cyber-crime
Cyber crime OR terrorism OR fraud statistics
cybercrime case OR cases International 2002

I hope these sites are helpful.

md-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Very well reseached. Although some Links where not what I had in mind
penguin pulled out some great links.

Subject: Re: Statistics about computer crime
From: philip_lynx-ga on 23 Apr 2002 00:24 PDT
This is not an answer, but maybe helps by providing additional links and sources: has lead to 
This document contains some useful numbers on page 12. See also section 5, (I 
assume you can handle german, given the data you presented in your question) 
which in turn has lead to numerous other links. Also have a look at the 'links 
and references part of the document.'
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