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20 Crimes Committed & Solved On Facebook [INFOGRAPHICS]

Cases Solved By Using Facebook

Thinking of adding your spouse on Facebook as a friend while she has a restraining order against you? Love to poke a contact in your Facebook profile while he or she repeatedly expressed his/her dislike? Think again! You may end up in prison for such cybercrime. Over past few years, Facebook has proved to be an excellent tool for both legal and criminal investigations.

As Facebook is a great source to find personal information about a person and his or her activities that can come under the purview of crime.

In the United Kingdom alone, over 100,000 crimes have been linked with Facebook in the past 5 years. In fact, according to UK police, there has been a rapid increase in crimes that can be linked to Facebook or other social media sites in the past 3 years.

To know more about this interesting fact, take a quick look at this infographic by Criminal Justice Degrees Guide.

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Cases Solved By Using Facebook

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