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GLACY+: Building a solid foundation for measuring the impact of cybercrime

BUCHAREST/SINGAPORE 29 OCTOBER 2020
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GLACY+: Building a solid foundation for measuring the impact of cybercrime

INTERPOL and the Council of Europe, in the framework of the GLACY+ Project,  cooperate in publishing the Guide for Criminal Justice Statistics on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence.

Many countries are recognizing the need to take actions against cybercrime, but they face difficulties in defining the problem at hand. To effectively tackle the multifaceted and imperceptible cybercrime, criminal justice authorities need a good understanding of the scale, types and impact of the crime. For this reason, the Council of Europe and INTERPOL jointly developed the Guide for Criminal Justice Statistics on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence to support countries in having a clearer vision of the global problem. 

The key goals of this joint effort is to help criminal justice authorities worldwide in introducing the statistics on cybercrime and electronic evidence by providing good practices and recommendations. The statistics enables the authorities to shape effective policies and operational responses. This guide lays out the agenda for compiling criminal justice statistics with key steps for data collection, analysis and cooperation among multiple stakeholders.

Well-defined statistics produced in collaboration with criminal justice authorities will not only provide valuable insights into the changing environment, but also strategic indicators for measuring the effectiveness of policies and activities” said Mr Alexander Seger, Head of Cybercrime Division of the Council of Europe. 
How countries approach cybercrime and electronic evidence at the national level has a real impact on available options on global cooperation. It will also serve as the cornerstone for developing tailored operational responses to reduce the global impact of cybercrime” said Mr Craig Jones, INTERPOL’s Director of Cybercrime.

INTERPOL and the Council of Europe will continue to cooperate to enhance the ability of the criminal justice authorities worldwide to tackle cybercrime and encourage international cooperation in electronic evidence.

Read the Report: Guide for criminal justice statistics on cybercrime and electronic evidence