Hello again Joel,
According to Safeware Insurance Agency in Columbus Ohio, more than
600,000 laptops are stolen or lost every year,
More than 600,000 laptops are stolen or lost every year, increasing
the risk of loss of personal data and other confidential information,
according to Safeware, The Insurance Agency, Inc., a Columbus,
Oh.-based company that specializes in hardware insurance.
Educational institutions are particularly vulnerable. Universities
account for 28 per cent of the 50 privacy breaches recorded by
California since 2003, more than any other group including financial
institutions, according to the state?s Office of Privacy Protection.?
IT World Canada: 15 Aug 2005
Tracking software helps recover stolen laptops
By: Rosie Lombardi
Smartmobs: June 2006:
According to Peder Blohm, president of Laptop Design USA,
approximately 400,000 laptops were stolen in the U.S. last year.
?Blohm quoted a number that approximately 400,000 laptops were stolen
in the U.S. last year. However, with a company's colours, name and
logo on the laptop, nobody will steal it because nobody is going to
want to carry such an item.
November 24, 2005
Integrated mar.com Corporation
Each year, 10 percent of laptops are lost or stolen and 15 percent fail (IDC).
Electronic Data Systems Corporation.
With over a million laptops reported lost or stolen each year, with a
retrieval rate of less
than 2%, laptop tracking software will play a vital role in the near
future. Even the FBI cannot account for their 300 lost laptops
according to John Ashcroft during 9-11 Commission Hearing.
SyNET : 20 September 2005
Laptop Theft Statistics
?More than 600,000 laptop thefts occurred in 2004, totaling an
estimated $720 million in losses.
Safeware Insurance, 2004
There were 600,000 laptop thefts reported in 2004, totaling an
estimated $5.4 billion in theft of proprietary information.
Safeware Insurance, 2004
According to Gartner, the chances of a laptop being stolen this year are 1 in 10.
Gartner Group, 2002
Gartner estimates approximately 80% of all laptop thefts are internal.
Gartner Group, 2002
The industry theft rate ranges between 3.5% and 5%.?
Absolute theft recovery data 1996-2004
Estimates among industry analysts ranging anywhere from 700,000 to 1
million laptops being stolen each year.
Infoworld: October 2004
? A laptop computer is an expensive piece of equipment -- and thieves
love them. More than a million laptops are reported lost or stolen
every year. What's even more distressing is that according to the FBI,
less than 2 percent of them are ever recovered. And while the loss of
this valuable equipment is bad enough, consider the likelihood that
Boca News: May 25, 2004
?Recent statistics from the FBI estimate there were 1.5 million laptop
computers stolen in 2004, up 50 percent over the year before. And that
doesn't count all the notebooks or phones left in taxicabs and rental
cars or forgotten in airplane seat-back pockets. Very few of these
notebooks and phones are ever recovered, which has led to the release
of myriad mobile encryption products.
"Anything that is mobile has a higher risk of being lost or stolen.
Often, the data on the laptop is much more valuable than the laptop
itself," says Brad Grob, vice president of marketing for SecureTrieve,
a Los Angeles company that provides security technology for notebooks.
Its product, dubbed SecureTrievePro, offers both encryption and a
backup service that snatches back files you've identified for
retrieval if a thief later uses your notebook to log on to the
Entrepreneur Magazine: November 2005
More than 1.5 million laptop computers were stolen in 2004, an
increase of over 50 percent from 2003, and 97 percent of them will
never be found.
Capitol Region Business Journal: June 2005
Insurance statistics shows that if you own a laptop you have a 1 in 14
chance it will be stolen.
According to a joint report issued by the Computer Security Institute
and the FBI, there were 591,000 laptops stolen in the USA in the year
2001. That is a 53% increase over the 387,000 stolen in the year 2000.
Physical theft of laptops totals 11.8 billion dollars in the U.S.?
?The biggest threat to security among mobile devices is theft, with
estimates among industry analysts ranging anywhere from 700,000 to 1
million laptops being stolen each year. More costly than the unit
itself is the value of the data contained in a notebook. According to
the 2003 Annual Computer Crime and Security Survey, the value of the
information in an average notebook is US$250,000.?
IBM intros ThinkPad with fingerprint reader
Ed Scannell, InfoWorld
The Computer Insurance Institute estimates that 1.2 million laptops
and PDAs are lost between hotels and airports each year.
Processor: Vol.27 Issue 18
May 6, 2005
?The Gartner Group estimates that one in 15 laptops will be lost or
stolen this year.?
From the December 5, 2003 print edition
More Than 1,600 Notebooks Stolen Each Day
In 2001, approximately 591,000 notebook computers were stolen in the
USA?an increase of 53% over the previous year. On average, more than
1,600 notebook computers were stolen every day. Assuming the price of
the average notebook computer at $2,000, the cost to replace these
stolen notebook computers exceeded $1 billion. Source: Annual Safeware
Insurance Loss Study, March 2001.
Up to 1 million laptop computers are stolen worldwide each year.
?Up to 1 million laptop computers are stolen worldwide each year, and
with them often goes sensitive personal or corporate information. IBM,
which already includes embedded security in many of the company's
laptops, is making that information even more secure.?
The Kansas City Star: Oct. 10, 2004
2003 almost 1 million laptops were stolen (worldwide)
2002 - 620,000 computers stolen
2001 - 591,000 computers stolen
2000 - 387,000 computers stolen
Source: FBI 2004
There were 1.6 million laptops stolen in the USA in the last 3 years.
Worldwide computer theft statistics are proportionally similar.
Source: Safeware Insurance Group,
According to the FBI, only 3% of stolen computers are ever recovered!
Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation,
?To date, there is little definitive data regarding computer theft,
aside from U.S. insurance company theft-loss figures. For example,
there is no reliable worldwide data available that narrowly and
specifically investigates the chain of events leading up to the theft
and the modus operandi of the theft. The 2003 BSI Computer Theft
Survey, carried out between August 1 and September 6, 2003, is the
first survey to make an extensive investigation of the circumstances,
demographics, security standards, as well as the logistical and fiscal
outcome of computer theft on the individual and organizational user.?
Download the 2003 BCI computer theft survey results here:
Read the key findings of the 2004 BSI Computer Theft Survey here:
Additional information that might interest you
?The current epidemic of stolen notebook computers (laptops) and
resulting data breaches is most prevalent in an unexpected place --
According to a new survey by CREDANT Technologies, the office is the
most common place laptops are stolen, making up for 29 percent of all
laptop disappearances reported by survey respondents world-wide. Some
respondents noted that their stolen office laptops were super-glued to
their desks, physically locked into place and even secured with a lock
MobileVillage : October 4, 2005
Hundreds of thousands of laptops are stolen or simply forgotten each year.
?You just spent big money on a laptop. You've loaded your important
files on it. Before you take it on the road, remember that laptop
theft is a growing concern.
Hundreds of thousands of laptops are stolen or simply forgotten in
cabs and airports each year. Fortunately, theft is preventable. So
take precautions to avoid becoming a statistic.?
CNN Money: June 15, 2005
The CREDANT laptop survey was conducted in June 2005 found that:
?the office is the most common place laptops are stolen, making up for
29 percent of all laptop disappearances world-wide. Some respondents
to the survey noted that their stolen office laptops were super-glued
to their desks, physically locked into place and even secured with a
lock and cable. The office finding particularly is disturbing in light
of the fact that 87 percent of respondents report having email on
their stolen laptops, and 67 percent report they had other business
information stored as well. And most disturbing of all, 90 percent
report that their stolen laptop contained sensitive and confidential
corporate data that was not intended for public view.?
October 04, 2005
Laptops are stolen OR lost United States OR Worldwide +million
?400,000..900,000? Laptops are stolen OR lost
Computer theft statistics worldwide +laptops
I hope the information provided is helpful!