Challenges in Measurement of Cybercrime
Cybercrime is expanding exponentially; new online behaviours are evolving leading to several challenges on the measurement of cybercrime. However, despite the high number of cybercrimes, it is difficult to provide an overview of the current trend. Cybercrime is measured by different sources including official data such as police statistics and victimisation surveys, but also less typical sources from private company reports. All three sources of data fail to give accurate information regarding cybercrime trends, suffering from both validity and reliability measurement problems.
The fourth CC-DRIVER policy brief raises the various issues and barriers to the measurement and study of cybercrime from both a practical and methodological point of view.
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