We use this page to show trends in statistics for data breaches reported to the ICO.

Data breach incidents by quarter 2014/15

  Q1
Apr-Jun
Q2
Jul-Sep
Q3
Oct-Dec
Q4
Jan-Mar
Change Q3-Q4
Accountants 1 2 4 3 -1
Audit/inspections 1 0 0 0 0
Central government 11 6 9 9 0
Charities 9 14 27 26 -1
Clubs/Associations 6 6 3 3 0
Courts/justice 3 2 2 1 -1
Credit reference 1 1 0 1 1
Debt collectors 1 1 3 3 0
Direct marketing 0 6 0 1 1
Education 39 21 34 35 1
Estate agents 0 3 3 2 -1
Financial advisers 13 7 4 5 1
General business 34 28 13 16 3
Health 183 196 184 184 0
Housing 15 11 16 8 -8
HR matters 0 0 0 1 1
Insurance 6 5 5 5 0
Internet 3 4 0 4 4
Leisure 0 1 4 0 -4
Lenders 15 11 14 13 -1
Local government 62 55 67 49 -18
Mail order 0 0 0 0 0
Media 0 2 2 1 -1
Motor industry 0 0 0 4 4
MPs 0 0 0 1 1
Other 2 5 6 9 3
Other individuals 0 0 0 0 0
Pensions 3 1 1 1 0
Police and criminal records 10 12 8 19 11
Political parties 2 0 0 0 0
Prisons 0 0 0 0 0
Probation 0 0 0 0 0
Prof associations 0 1 0 0 0
Recruitment agencies 4 3 4 1 -3
Regulators 1 2 5 7 2
Religious organisations 1 1 0 2 2
Retail 5 1 8 6 -2
Social services 8 0 2 3 1
Solicitors/barristers 14 17 31 20 -11
Telecoms 5 2 3 7 4
Tenancy 0 0 0 0 0
Travel 1 1 3 7 4
Utilities 0 1 2 2 0
           
Total 459 429 467 459 -8

Data breach incidents by quarter 2014/15 (.csv format)
Data breach incidents by quarter 2013/14 (.csv format)

Incidents by type

Incident type 
Incidents by type 2014/15 (.csv format)
Incidents by type 2013/14 (.csv format)

Incidents by sector

Incidents by sector

Incidents by sector 2014/15 (.csv format)
Incidents by sector 2013/14 (.csv format)

 

We published the above information on 26 June 2015.