Computer crimes on the rise in Gallup poll

When asked in a Gallup poll which crimes plagued them most in 2010, Americans had three responses: Money/Property stolen, Home/Car/Property vandalized or Computer/Internet crime.

Up from 7 percent at the end of 2009, 11 percent of Americans now say that computer related crimes, including identity theft, rank high on their list of grievances this year.

This is the first year since the crime was originally included in the survey in 2004, that computer crimes, experiencing a slow increase, have reached the double digits following just behind the steady numbers seen by money or property stolen at 16 percent and vandalization at 14 percent.

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