CyberUp – Analysing the Growth in Cybercrime during COVID-19 and Post Pandemic Trends

Time period: June – December 2021

Description: The COVID-19 crisis has seen unprecedented changes in crime rates. While opportunities for a physical convergence between offenders and victims decreased during early lockdown, the massive move towards home working, home studying and online shopping contributed to a displacement of crime opportunities from offline to online environments. This project will explore if, and if so when, rates of cybercrime bounce back to pre-COVID trends in the UK. This project is funded by the Research Collaboration Fund for Research Staff of the University of Manchester.

Contact:  David Buil-Gil (