Fraud has also soared by 27 per cent though overall crime is down by 9 per cent on last year - the lowest level since the Crime Survey for England and Wales began in 1981, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
The ONS identified decreases across all the main categories of victim-based crime compared with the previous year, except for theft from the person, which went up nine per cent, and sexual offences which rose by 1 per overall, with a 2 per cent increase in rapes.
And 38% of Americans who are single and actively looking for a partner have used online dating at one point or another.
We refer to these individuals throughout this report as “online daters,” and we define them in the following way: Taken together, 11% of all American adults have done one or both of these activities and are classified as “online daters.” In terms of demographics, online dating is most common among Americans in their mid-20’s through mid-40’s.
Some 22% of 25-34 year olds and 17% of 35-44 year olds are online daters.
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who report having used online dating has nearly tripled in the last two years.
Today 27% of these young adults report that they have done so, up from just 10% in early 2013.