The Ethical Web Magazine Fall 2014 (Standalone) - Page 14

The FBI IC3 is an easy-to-use interface for victims to alert authorities of various types of cybercrime.

According to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center, in 2013, 262,813 consumers complained about internet crime, which led to a collective loss of around $781,000,000. While in 2012, over 300,000 complaints were filed, and a net loss of around $581,000,000. Of the complaints in 2013, 52% were reported by men, and 48% by females. The age of the filers of both sexes are higher in the 30-60 range. The highest with men being 50, at 29,000 complaints, and women being 40, at 29,000 as well.

The top 5 complaints were made in the United States at 90%, followed by Canada, the United Kingdom, India, and Australia which each averages 1%. The US State that featured the highest complaints was California at 12%, followed by Florida at 7%, Texas at 6%, New York at 5%, and Pennsylvania at 3%.

Of these complaints, they are divided into numerous catagories.

By the Numbers

Source: The Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Complaint Center