Metropolitan Police Service Response to Online Hate Crime (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0466
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How does the Metropolitan Police Service define cyber-crime?

Answer

Answer for Metropolitan Police Service Response to Online Hate Crime (1)

Answer for Metropolitan Police Service Response to Online Hate Crime (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS uses the SCPO definition of cyber-crime.

ACPO and the College of Policing have adopted the 2014 Home Office and National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) Strategic Governance Group (SGG) definition of Cyber Crime:

       Cyber Dependent Crimes - Where a digital system is the target as well as the means of attack.  These include attacks on computer systems to disrupt IT infrastructure, and stealing data over a network using malware (the purpose of the data theft is usually to commit further crime).

       Cyber Enabled Crimes - Existing crimes that have been transformed in scale or form by their use of the Internet.  The growth of the Internet has allowed these crimes to be carried out on an industrial scale.

       The use of the Internet - To facilitate drug dealing, people smuggling and many other 'traditional' crime types.