Share views on cybercrime

Business owners are being called upon to tell the police about their experiences of cybercrime, thanks to a new survey available across the North East.

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More than half of crime is conducted online. To help combat this, the North East’s three Police and Crime Commissioners are working very closely with the Institute of Directors and the Federation of Small Businesses to ask business owners how they protect themselves from online fraud.

Chairman of the North-East branch of the Institute of Directors, Dr Joanna Berry, said: “I am really looking forward to the results of this survey and to working with the three Police and Crime Commissioners to develop new ways to help businesses to avoid fraud.

“It’s extremely important that local businesses understand the dangers of cybercrime, and take steps to avoid it.”

The survey can be found at