Social media crime complaints 'up 780% in four years'

  • Complaints of crimes involving Facebook and Twitter increased by 780% in four years, according to official police figures from 29 British forces
  • The phenomenon of social networking crime was comparatively minor in 2008 when 556 reports were made. Last year this figure stood at 4,908

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Twitter abuse suspect bailed

A 21-year-old man arrested in Manchester on suspicion of harassment offences after feminist campaigner Caroline Criado Perez received abusive threats on Twitter has been bailed.