Security officials in Dubai reported that there were 1,419 cases of cyber crimes reported in the Emirate in 2013.
The number of cyber crime cases has been increasing over the past several years. In 2011, there were 588 cases of electronic crimes reported to police. In 2012, there were 792 cases of cyber crimes.
It was previously reported that up to $626 Million in economic value was lost to the United Arab Emirates due to cyber crime activities each year.
Source: Dana Moukhallati, “Cyber crimes in Dubai nearly double in 2012,” National, April 28, 2014.