KUWAIT CITY, Jan 14: The proportion of cyber crimes investigated by the Prosecution in 2018 dropped to about 50% compared to 2017, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting informed sources. The statistics show the crimes investigated by the Media Prosecutor were 1,250 cases out of 1500 received by the Prosecution.
The sources told the daily the decline in the number of these crimes is due to the feasibility of applying the provisions of the law. The sources added this decline is also due to increased legal awareness among individuals of the seriousness of the crimes committed in various social networking websites and the number of people convicted of such crimes over the past years.
The surprise is the decline in crimes committed by newspapers and satellite channels after registering about 250 complaints against them and the rights of the author and the violation of the law of electronic transactions.