Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Facebook crime every 40 minutes: From killings to grooming as 12,300 cases are linked to the site

A crime linked to Facebook is reported to police every 40 minutes.

Last year, officers logged 12,300 alleged offences involving the vastly popular social networking site.

Facebook was referenced in investigations of murder, rape, child sex offences, assault, kidnap, death threats, witness intimidation and fraud.

The vast majority of cases involved alleged harassment or intimidation by cyber-bullies, according to figures obtained under a Freedom of Information request.

Around half of police forces in England and Wales supplied details for when Facebook was recorded in crime reports. Read More