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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

FBI Releases 2007 Internet Crime Report

The FBI announces the release of the 2007 Internet
Crime Report. According to the press release, "the
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received
206,884 complaints of crimes perpetrated over the
Internet during 2007. Of the complaints received,
more than 90,000 were referred to law enforcement
around the nation, amounting to nearly $240 million
in reported losses. This represents a $40 million
increase in reported losses from complaints referred to
law enforcement in 2006. All complaints received by IC3
are accessible to federal, state, and local law enforcement
to support active investigations, trend analysis, and public
outreach and awareness efforts."

Hat tip to Law X.O.