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Cornwall's Social Media Crimewave

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:44am 8th May 2014.

Revealed: Cornwall and Devon's social media crimewave.

Figures seen by Pirate FM show more than 16 hundred offences involved sites like Facebook and Twitter last year.

They range from rape to violent attacks and robbery.

Police say they have dedicated officers to fight it.

But Duchy web expert Andy Davenport says it is hard without our help: "If you see something that doesn't seem right or if people are fishing you for information or you're being approached by people that you don't know, consider reporting it to the Social Media Network. Also if you know of people who are involved in crimes or social media networks then you need to come forward.

"It's a very anonymous place and unless you've got a clear indication of who the people are, it's very difficult to track them down and find them. Certainly the Social Media Networks are taking steps to make that information more available but it can still be difficult putting that information together."

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