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Alexander Hitchcock, Senior Researcher, wrote an article in The Telegraph following the publication of Reform‘s report Bobbies on the net: a police workforce for the digital age.
Forty-seven per cent of crime involves a digital element. People are 20 times more likely to be a victim of fraud than robbery, costing businesses £144 billion a year. Police forces need to radically upgrade their crime-fighting capabilities to keep citizens safe including gaining specialist cyber skills, secondments and creating a digital academy.
“Digital technology has changed the face of criminal behaviour. The working patterns of police forces need to follow suit.”
Read the full article here.