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Absolute Software 2011 Computer Theft Report

May 23, 2012

Today Absolute Software released the findings of the 2011 Computer Theft Report which reveals the top locations for computer theft in the USA include schools and residences. Our report also highlights the top 20 airports for theft and the top 5 areas in airports where laptops are stolen.

The inaugural Computer Theft Report is based on the 13,818 theft recovery investigations we conducted in 2011. With this data, we can identify trends and other pertinent facts such as the top cities and airports where Absolute customers fall victim to computer theft; that the peak months of computer theft differ for corporate versus consumer customers; and other information that is borne out after so many years working computer theft crimes.

Key findings from the report include:

In 2011, we exceeded an average of 1,000 investigations per month; 10% of these investigations resulted in criminal charges being laid for a variety of crimes over and above computer theft.

What key finding in the Absolute Software 2011 Computer Theft Report did you find most interesting?

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