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Cyber crime encounter rate in selected countries 2019

Overall, more than half of global internet users have ever experienced a cyber crime. Based on survey results from November to December 2019, Indian online users were most likely to having fallen victim to cyber crime as 80 percent of Indian respondents claimed to having experienced cyber crime. U.S. online users were in second place, as 61 percent of U.S. respondents stated that they had been victimized online. Common types of cyber crime include encounters with malicious software on digital devices or unauthorized access on social media and e-mail accounts.

Percentage of internet users in selected countries who have ever experienced any cyber crime as of December 2019

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

November 5 to December 2, 2019

Number of respondents

10,063 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

every experienced a cyber crime

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Australia (n=1,006), France (n=1,001), Germany (n=1,003), India (n=1,017), Italy (n=1,012), Japan (n=1,002), Netherlands (n=1,007), New Zealand (n=1,009), UK (n=1,005), and US (n=1,001)

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