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

Data breach incidents by quarter

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 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 (.csv format)

Incidents by type

Incident type 
Incident type (.csv format)

Incidents by sector

Incidents by sector

Incidents by sector (.csv format)

 

We published the above information on 28 April 2015.