In the U.K., Facebook crimes jump 540 percent in three years

In the last five years, more than 100,000 crimes have been linked to Facebook in the U.K. As expected, a vast majority of the incidents spurred from hate crimes, cyber-bullying and harassment, fraudulent profiles, and sexual offenses. In the last year, police chiefs in Great Britain say they received more than 7,500 calls related to social networking. That’s compared with 1,411 calls in 2005, which was a year of explosive growth for Facebook, according to

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