Facts and Figures

Research has demonstrated that there is a serious under-representation of cybercrime in general. Moreover, this problem of under-representation is much more prevalent in the category - technological culture deviance. Upon analysing various crime statistical surveys and reports, it may be suggested that figures of technological tool crime are certainly included in most of national crime reports. However, explicit note of the involvement of the Internet and its associated technologies is not observed in these reports. The majority of available official and unofficial statistical reports are targeted at the business sector, which belongs to the category - technological system crime. Although there are many surveys and reports available the crime statistics in these may not be representative - most of corporations would want to conceal problems of technical insecurity within their systems. Lastly, deviant acts that occur in new contexts of cyberculture are not mentioned in any of these surveys and reports. This fact may reflect government agencies' unwillingness to consider these offences as criminal or more accurately anti-social behaviours as these offences do not result in any tangible/physical harm. Moreover, there is much debate over whether these online environments are newly created societies or merely grounds for virtual gaming.