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Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion is launching a cyber crime survey across West Mercia, which will help build a more comprehensive picture of online crime and help shape support for victims.

The survey which can be found here – is being run jointly with other regional Police and Crime Commissioners, Warwickshire County Council and other partners, to mark Get Safe Online Day.

John Campion, West Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “Cyber is an emerging area of crime and it is important to understand how it is impacting our communities if we are going to be effective in tackling it. This survey will help ensure we listen to our communities and can focus our work on the biggest priorities. We must have an agile, dynamic approach to cyber crime though to ensure our work keeps pace with new cyber threats.”

The survey only takes a few minutes to complete. Its results will be used to assess the impact of cyber crime across the region, and tailor campaigns and support services accordingly.

In December 2014 West Mercia Police launched the #Be Cyber Smart campaign to raise awareness of internet-related crime and give people the knowledge they need to stay safe online. To find out more about the campaign click here.

Issued: Tuesday 18th October 2016