More than 1,000 criminal offences involving Facebook were reported last year, police have revealed.Ooh, scary!
And yet, when you get beneath the screaming 72 point headline, the reality is far less dramatic. In fact, the next time someone send one of those ransom notes composed of newspaper clippings from the ‘Times’, you can legitimately say the ‘Times’, too, are involved in kidnapping by these standards…
The site – created by Mark Zuckerberg – was named in other crimes where arguments had started online but led to physical attacks.And I guess telephone calls never sparked the same things? Or letters?
And at the ‘less serious’ end of the scale, criminals have used the website to boast about offences they have committed.Well, this is a plus, is it not? It means even our increasingly risk and work-averse police might actually catch them!