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  NCJ Number: NCJ 240759     Find in a Library
  Title: Internet Crime Report 2011
  Document URL: PDF PDF 
  Corporate Author: National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)
United States of America
  Date Published: 2012
  Page Count: 28
  Annotation: This document from the Internet Crime Complaint Center contains the 2011 Internet Crime Report.
  Abstract: The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) provides services to both victims of online crimes and to law enforcement to address crimes committed using the Internet. Highlights from the report on Internet crimes committed in 2011 include the following: in 2011, the IC3 received over 300,000 complaints, a 3.4-percent increase from 2010; the most common victim complaints were FBI-related scams, identity theft, and advance fee fraud; the 5 States with the most victim complaints were California, Florida, Texas, New York, and Ohio; and the average amount of financial loss reported was $4,187, with victims in California reporting the highest dollar losses – over $70.5 million total. The findings in the report are presented in 10 sections: IC3 Overview, Lifecycle of a Complaint, Resources for Building Cases, Complainant Demographics, Overall Statistics, Complainant Characteristics, 2011 Frequently Reported Internet Crimes, Case Highlights, Scam Alerts, and Protecting the Public. Additional information provided in the three appendixes deals with ideas and suggestions for consumers for online crime prevention, public service announcements released in 2011 for the benefit of consumers, and summaries of complainant statistics. Tables, figures, and appendixes
  Main Term(s): Computer related crime
  Index Term(s): Computer privacy and security ; Computers ; Computer abuse ; Crime prevention measures ; Computer crime prevention measures ; BJA grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
US Dept of Justice
United States of America

Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

National White Collar Crime Ctr
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2010-BE-BX-K023
  Sale Source: National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)
United States of America
  Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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