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Title Determinants of reporting cybercrime: A comparison between identity theft, consumer fraud, and hacking      
Author Steve Van de Weijer, Rutget Leukfeldt, Wim Bernasco
Date 2018-08-06 Hit 272

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Title: Determinants of reporting cybercrime: A comparison between identity theft, consumer fraud, and hacking

 

Authors: Steve Van de Weijer, Rutget Leukfeldt, Wim Bernasco

 

Date: 2018

 

Abstract: Although the prevalence of cybercrime has increased rapidly, most victims do not report these offenses to the police. This is the first study that compares associations between victim characteristics and crime reporting behavior for traditional crimes versus cybercrimes. Data from four waves of a Dutch cross-sectional population survey are used (N = 97,186 victims). Results show that cybercrimes are among the least reported types of crime. Moreover, the determinants of crime reporting differ between traditional crimes and cybercrimes, between different types of cybercrime (that is, identity theft, consumer fraud, hacking), and between reporting cybercrimes to the police and to other organizations. Implications for future research and practice are discussed.

 

DOI: 10.1177/1477370818773610



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