Proportion of computer misuse fraud victims in England and Wales 2016-2017, by age

This statistic shows the proportion of computer misuse fraud victims in England and Wales between April 2016 and April 2017 by age group. Adults aged between 16 and 24 were the most likely to become victims of computer misuse fraud with 3.5 percent. Adults in England and Wales who are aged 75 years and above are the least likely to fall prey to bank fraud with 0.9 percent.

Share of adults who fell victims to computer misuse fraud in England and Wales from April 2016 to April 2017, by age group*

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Release date

July 2017


United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

April 2016 to April 2017

Number of respondents

17,171 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "This represents incidents where an amount of money or cash had been stolen or taken as a direct result of fraud, regardless of any later reimbursement, or any additional charges or costs incurred (e.g. bank charges, repair costs, replacement costs etc). Incidents of computer misuse are therefore not included in the analysis."

*Computer misuse includes unauthorized access to personal information, hacking and computer viruses.

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