Cyberhood Watch Launches Regional Reports - Have Your Say

Updated: Oct 21, 2020

On behalf of the Cyberhood Watch initiative between Avast and Neighbourhood Watch, we’d like to invite you to discuss a new study we have undertaken with the University of Birmingham, looking at levels and risks of cybercrime in the North West of England.

This study looks at levels of cybercrime in the region, who is most affected, and how levels compare to the rest of the country. With more awareness of the dangers of cybercrime and how to prevent it, we can reduce its impact on our communities.

Before launching the report with the media, we wanted to offer you a preview of the findings, host an open discussion and get your views on the following:

  • What’s been your experience of cybercrime in the area? Is it getting worse or better?

  • Has there been an impact because of COVID?

  • Are these issues brought up in Neighbourhood Watch meetings/forums?

  • What is your biggest concern?

  • What resources or support do you need in your area to counteract the threat of cybercrime and increase prevention in the community?

Some key findings of the report can be found below:

Nearly one in five people in the North West have been impacted by cybercrime. More than half (52%) of those in the North West who have become a victim of cybercrime ended up losing money, way above the national average of 36% Residents in the North West take the fewest precautions when it comes to cybercrime prevention compared to the rest of the country 30% of people in the North West say they ‘never’ discuss cybercrime Just 30% of cybercrime victims that we surveyed across England and Wales reported the incident to the police. That means that a staggering 70% of cybercrimes could go unreported In the North West just 27% of cybercrimes are reported, meaning the area falls slightly below the national average when it comes to reporting cyber-related crime .

The event will be on 2nd November from 4.30pm-5.30pm

Attendees will include Neighbourhood Watch local and central representatives, Cyberhood Watch Ambassadors, neighbourhood policing representatives, council representatives and Avast.If you would like to attend, please sign up for your free ticket HERE

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