Number of cybercrime offenses in the Netherlands 2012-2019

In 2019, roughly 22 out of 100 Dutch individuals fell victim to a cybercrime offense. The most common cybercrime in the Netherlands was hacking, with 8 out of 100 individuals stating that either their online profile, computer or e-mail account was hacked in 2019.

Some concerns in the Netherlands about online banking cybercrimes

Despite a large number of Dutch respondents stating they had never experienced online banking or payment card fraud, concerns did exist about this topic. Over half of respondents from the Netherlands were either fairly or very concerned about this type of cybercrime. Compared to European respondents, though, the Dutch were less worried about this topic.

More concerns about foreign cyber-attacks

According to recent surveys, Dutch respondents believed that foreign cyber-attacks were a bigger threat in 2018 than it was in 2016. This increase in the perceived threat of cyber-attacks from other countries came a few months after the Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service or MIVD announced in October 2018 that it had prevented a foreign hack of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague during the previous summer.

Number of cybercrime offenses in the Netherlands from 2012 to 2019

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Sources

Release date

April 2020

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2012 to 2019

Number of respondents

65,000*

Age group

15 years and older

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* The source notes that the minimal fixed net sample of the research consists of 65,000 respondents.

The source defines cyber crime as: "crime which relates to the internet or other media carriers."

The source notes that cyber crime offenses are defined as the share of respondents who were victim of cyber crime 12 months preceding the survey.

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