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Facebook Crimes Hit 100,000 In Five Years

The number of crimes committed on Facebook has soared past 100,000 over the last five years, a Freedom of Information request filed by The Daily Mail has revealed.

According to The Daily Mail report, high ranking officials in 16 police forces have revealed that a whopping 7,545 emergency calls made to the police since January were concerning crimes committed on Facebook.

The calls ranged from sudden deaths, missing pets, alleged acts of terrorism, hate crimes, fraud and various sexual offences.

For a clearer perspective, the police received only 1,411 phone calls related to crimes committed on Facebook throughout the whole of 2005, when the website had started to gain popularity in the UK.

A Facebook spokesperson said in a statement: “While there is a correlation between Facebook’s growing size and the number of calls, there is no evidence to suggest that the use of Facebook was the cause or carrier of a criminal act in any of the phone calls referenced.”