Cybercrime Legislation Worldwide Cybercrime Legislation Worldwide

Cybercrime is a growing concern to countries at all levels of developments and affects both, buyers and sellers.

While 154 countries (79 per cent) have enacted cybercrime legislation, the pattern varies by region: Europe has the highest adoption rate (93 per cent) and Asia and the Pacific the lowest (55 per cent).

The evolving cybercrime landscape and resulting skills gaps are a significant challenge for law enforcement agencies and prosecutors, especially for cross-border enforcement.

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Additional information on the status of cybercrime legislation globally can be obtained from the UNODC Cybercrime Repository which can be accessed through the following link: The repository consists of three online databases, containing legislation, case law and lessons learned on cybercrime and electronic evidence.


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