Hacking incidents experienced in England and Wales 2017, selected industry sectors

This statistic displays the number of hacking crime incidents against businesses in England and Wales in 2017, in selected industry sectors. Hacking was experienced most by businesses in wholesale and retail. This industry experienced approximately 5,863 incidents in 2017.

Number of hacking incidents of crime experienced by businesses in England and Wales in 2017, in selected industry sectors

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Release date

May 2018


United Kingdom (England, Wales)

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Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* Data refers to incidents in the 12 months prior to survey.
** According to the source, actual base numbers are around half of the given numbers, as online crime questions were only asked of a half sample. Supplied bases are as follows:
-(wholesale and retail) = 1,046;
-(Agriculture, forestry and fishing) = 1,019:
-(Arts, entertainment and recreation) = 964;
-(Manufacturing) = 990.

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