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Cyber-crime prosecutions fall as experts warn police are being overwhelmed

Author: Oliver Gill / Source: City A.M.

Cyber-crime is on the increase, but prosecutions have fallen, according to figures obtained by a City law firm (Source: Getty)

Cyber-crime prosecutions have fallen for the first time in a decade, according to figures released by the justice ministry.

Experts today claimed the drop is evidence an under-resourced police force is struggling to get to grips with growing threat from online criminals.

There were 57 prosecutions under the Computer Misuse Act in 2016, falling from 61 in 2015. There has been a general rise in prosecutions over recent years; growing from 10 cases in 2010.

The figures were obtained by City law firm RPC under a Freedom of Information Act request to the Ministry of Justice.

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