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Cyber crime is one of the fastest growing criminal activities across the world, and can affect both individuals and businesses.

 

It is a type of crime in which digital technology, such as computers and smart devices, is used as the means and/or the target for criminal activity.

 

Offences can include cyber bullying, cyber stalking, online fraud and theft and hacking. Crimes such as child grooming and sex offences can also be facilitated through cyber means.

 

For this reason it is important to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the risks of cyber crime.

 

In this section of our website you can find out more about online safety, crime prevention tips and how Bedfordshire Police and its new Cyber Hub are tackling the problem.

 

Use the links on the left hand side to find out more.