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Social Media and Crime

SOCIAL MEDIA AND CRIME 1 IN 5 ONLINE ADULTS REPORT BEING A VICTIM OF CYBER CRIME 39% MORE THAN 1 MILLION PEOPLE BECOME VICTIMS OF CYBER CRIME EVERY OF SOCIAL SINGLE DAY NETWORKING USERS HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF PROFILE HACKING, SCAMS, OR FAKE LINKS THE FINANCIAL COST OF CYBER CRIME IS LARGER THAN THE BLACK MARKET FOR COCAINE, HEROIN, II AND MARIJUANA COMBINED MOST COMMON TYPES OF CYBER CRIME: IDENTITY THEFT PHISHING SCHEMES FRAUD DATA MINING BURGLARY 78% OF BURGLARS HAVE 54% OF BURGLARS SAY THAT ADMITTED THEY USE FACEBOOK, POSTING STATUS AND TWITTER, FOURSQUARE, AND WHEREABOUTS ON SOCIAL GOOGLE STREET VIEW TO MEDIA IS THE MOST COMMON SELECT VICTIMS' PROPERTIES MISTAKE MADE BY HOMEOWNERS BURGLARS LURK AROUND SOCIAL MEDIA SITES LOOKING FOR INFORMATION SHOWING THAT SHARE HOMEOWNERS ARE AWAY SEX CRIMES ARE THE MOST COMMON SOCIAL MEDIA-RELATED OFFENSE 33 % OF OF ALL INTERNET-INITIATED SEX CRIMES WERE INSTIGATED THROUGH SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES IN 50% OF ALL SEX CRIMES AGAINST A MINOR, OFFENDERS OBTAINED INFORMATION AND/OR PICTURES OF THE VICTIM THROUGH THE VICTIM'S SOCIAL NETWORKING PROFILE MORE THAN 25% OF FACEBOOK USERS IN 2010 WERE UNDER THE AGE OF 10 0% OF PARENTS WITH TEENAGE CHILDREN 85% AGES 13-17 REPORT THAT THEIR CHILD HAS A SOCIAL NETWORKING PROFILE 38 % OF FACEBOOK USERS IN 2010 WERE UNDER THE AGE OF 13 ONLY 18% OF PARENTS WITH CHILDREN UNDER 10 ON FACEBOOK ARE ACTUALLY "FRIENDS" WITH THEIR CHILD ON THE SITE TEENS OFTEN INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THEIR SOCIAL NETWORKING PROFILES: REAL AGE (50%) PHOTOS OF THEMSELVES (62%) CITY THEY LIVE IN (41%) SCHOOL NAME/LOCATION (45%) VIDEOS OF FRIENDS (16%) VIDEOS OF THEMSELVES (14%) CELL PHONE NUMBER (14%) EXACT LOCATION (9%) HOW SECURE IS YOUR INFORMATION? 26% OF AMERICANS SAY THEY ARE SHARING MORE INFORMATION ON SOCIAL NETWORKS TODAY THAN ONE YEAR AGO 66% OF ACTIVE FACEBOOK USERS DO NOT KNOW ABOUT PRIVACY SETTINGS 47% OF TEENS HAVE A PUBLIC FACEBOOK PROFILE VIEWABLE BY ANYONE 24% OF AMERICANS SAY THEY ARE NOT AT ALL CONFIDENT IN THEIR ABILITY TO USE PRIVACY SETTINGS 15% OF AMERICANS HAVE NEVER CHECKED THEIR SOCIAL NETWORKING PRIVACY AND SECURITY ACCOUNT SETTINGS LAW ENFORCEMENT TURNS TO TWITTER 1ST POLICE DEPARTMENT TWITTER WAS POLICE CREATED IN 2007 BY THE WELLESLEY POLICE IN MASSACHUSETTS AS OF APRIL 2013, THERE WERE 772 POLICE DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE U.S. WITH ACTIVE TWITTER ACCOUNTS POLICE DEPARTMENTS ON TWITTER HAVE OVER 3 MILLION COMBINED FOLLOWERS POLICE USE SOCIAL MEDIA IN MANY WAYS: Followme! GATHER INFORMATION ABOUT VICTIMS AND PRESUMED SUSPECTS TRACK SUSPECT'S WHEREABOUTS POLICER OBTAIN BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON PERSONS OF INTEREST PROVIDE INFORMATION AND POLICE ACTIVITY UPDATES FOR THE PUBLIC 10 LARGEST POLICE DEPARTMENT TWITTER ACCOUNTS IN THE U.S. # 10 – PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT #5 – NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE HANDLE: @NJSP FOLLOWERS: 26,057 HANDLE: @PORTLANDPOLICE FOLLOWERS: 16,127 #9 – DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT # 4 – BALTIMORE POLICE DEPARTMENT HANDLE: @DALLASPD HANDLE: @BALTIMOREPOLICE FOLLOWERS: 18,892 FOLLOWERS: 35,620 #8 – PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT #3 – SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT HANDLE: @PHILLYPOLICE FOLLOWERS: 21,499 HANDLE: @SEATTLEPD FOLLOWERS: 37,400 #7 - DC POLICE DEPARTMENT #2 – MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE HANDLE: @DCPOLICEDEPT HANDLE: @MASSSTATEPOLICE FOLLOWERS: 22,573 FOLLOWERS: 70,174 #6 – KANSAS CITY POLICE #1 - BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT HANDLE: @KCPOLICE HANDLE: @BOSTON_POLICE FOLLOWERS: 277,446 FOLLOWERS: 22,591 SOURCES Kcheckmate CONNECTEDCOPS.NET • RIGHTPLANET.COM INTERNETSAFETY101.ORG • wwW.MEDIABISTRO.COM www.FORBES.COM

Social Media and Crime

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Did you know that 81% of Internet-initiated crimes involve a social networking site? This statistic is pretty unnerving to think about, especially since the majority of people in the U.S. maintain act...

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