PwC's sixth global economic crime survey examines the causes and effects of fraud worldwide, focusing on the growing threat of cybercrime. This year’s survey was completed by 3,877 respondents from 78 countries, making it one of the largest and most comprehensive studies of economic crime available to businesses.
The report is divided into two sections:
- Cybercrime: Its impact on organisations, their awareness of the crime and what they are doing to combat the risks.
- Fraud, the fraudster and the defrauded: The types of fraud committed, how they are detected, who is committing them and what the repercussions are
Key Findings from the report:
- 34% of respondents experienced economic crime in the last 12 months (13% increase from 2009
- Almost 1 in 10 who reported fraud suffered losses of more than US$5 million
- Cybercrime now ranks as one of the top four economic crimes
- Reputational damage resulting from cybercrime is the biggest fear for 40% of respondents
- 40% of respondents don’t have the capability to detect and prevent cybercrime
- 56% of respondents said the most serious fraud was an ‘inside job’
- Senior Executives made up almost half of the respondents who didn’t know if their organisation had suffered a fraud
Click here to read the full report