Cybercrime Is Rising Across Canada, With Most Cases Remaining Unsolved

Numerous individuals are leveraging the power of the internet to commit crimes more than ever before, with women being targeted with fraud twice as likely as men. The Statistics Canada collected data from almost every police force within the country, determining 32,968 cases and spanning over 7,727 victims in 2018. The crimes range from identity fraud to extortion to uttering threats. Women were identified to be the victim in 68% of the cases. When information and technology, for instance, a cellphone or a computer, is used to commit an offence…

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