CyberUp – Analysing the Growth in Cybercrime during COVID-19 and Post Pandemic Trends

Project Details


The COVID-19 crisis has seen unprecedented changes in crime rates. While opportunities for a physical convergence between offenders and victims decreased during early lockdown, the massive move towards home working, home studying and online shopping contributed to a displacement of crime opportunities from offline to online environments. This project will explore if, and if so when, rates of cybercrime bounce back to pre-COVID trends in the UK.

This project is funded by the Research Collaboration Fund for Research Staff of the University of Manchester.
Effective start/end date1/06/2131/12/21

Collaborative partners

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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