Law enforcement agencies are finding that they lack staff and technology to effectively combat rising rates of cybercrime, according to a new survey conducted by the Fraud Prevention & Investigations business of Thomson Reuters and PoliceOne.com.

The survey of 325 law enforcement professionals also found that 66% of law enforcement agencies have observed an increase in the time they spend investigating cybercrime. This number doesn’t pair well with another revealing statistic – 64% of those law enforcement agencies don’t feel equipped to effectively handle these cases.

Cybercrime includes spamming, online fraud, and, by far the most prevalent, cyberbullying. Cyberbullying includes serious threats such as stalking and harassment, but, unfortunately, law enforcement professionals find it difficult to switch their focus from traditional crime to these cybercrimes.

To find more data from the survey, please download a free infographic here, and share your thoughts and reactions below – how do you think that the rise in cybercrime impacts the work of legal professionals?