Humberside Police received 544 Facebook-related crime calls in 2015

Published: Tuesday 19th January 2016 by KCFM

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Humberside Police received 544 calls about crimes involving Facebook last year – compared to 132 in 2010.

Detective Inspector Rich Osgerby says many of the social media offences are the result of an offline disagreement.

He said: “Prevention of cyber enabled offences, support for victims and investigation of offences is a priority for Humberside Police.

“Cases that pose the greatest threat, risk and harm to the community are investigated by specialist trained officers and staff.

“The rise in the number of reported crimes that reference Facebook and Twitter is a reflection of the year-on-year increase in social media use locally and nationally.

“I would encourage people to change their security settings and profile after a change in an offline relationship.

“Many of the social media offences are the result of an offline disagreement. Victims should unfriend these people and ensure their security settings are the best they can be.”

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Published: Tuesday 19th January 2016 by KCFM

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