INTERPOL publishes first INTERPOL Global Crime Trend Report 2022

With a view to improving law enforcement access to timely and accurate criminal intelligence analysis, INTERPOL has produced the first INTERPOL Global Crime Trend Report 2022 (IGCTR), which includes a summary of important findings on global crime trends. The IGCTR is the first assessment that relies on the organisation’s data holdings and contributions from its global network of 195 member countries as well as private sector partners.

Among the top five global trends, cybercrimes rank as ‘high’ or ‘very high’ threats by INTERPOL member countries. Included are ransomware, phishing, online scams, and computer intrusion. Also among the top ten crime trends was Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (OCSEA); some 62% of member countries expected these crimes to ‘increase’ or ‘significantly increase’ in the future.