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Tightening the net the metropolitan police service’s response to online theft and fraud

The internet has revolutionised the way that we live our lives. But it has also changed the way that criminals operate: increasingly, there is a cyberdimension to almost all types of crime. Our investigation focused on how the internet has enabled criminals to commit acquisitive crimes – those that involve taking goods or money from a victim – in different ways. We found that, while crimes such as burglary are falling, a whole new collection of online crimes have emerged.

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