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Effectiveness of the fight against cybercrime

Federal Office of Police

Key facts

Digital crime has fluid boundaries, elusive perpetrators and often involves an international dimension. It represents a challenge for the prosecution authorities. In nine out of ten cases, these crimes fall under cantonal jurisdiction. However, the Federal Office of Police (fedpol) plays an important role in this fight: as the central office and international contact point, it supports the cantonal police forces. In addition, fedpol supports the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) in complex cybercrime proceedings under federal jurisdiction.