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Social Media Recorded Crimes 2011-2015

Question

I would like to know the following (as a result of a free-text search):

The number of recorded crimes involving

a) Twitter,

b) Facebook,

c) SnapChat

d) Instagram in each of the last five complete calendar years (i.e. 2011-2015).

Answer

A search of recorded crimes where Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram were mentioned in the crime summary or the Modus Operandi (MO) has been completed. Please find the information in the table below:

Year

Facebook

Twitter

Snapchat

Instagram

Total

2011

405

3

 

 

408

2012

331

8

 

 

339

2013

343

10

 

2

355

2014

559

22

18

7

606

2015

1488

58

56

74

1676

Total

3126

101

74

83

3384

 

FOI Ref: 450/16

Date of Request: 22.03.16