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

Data breach incidents by quarter

  Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Change Q2-Q3
Accountants 1 1 2 4 2
Audit/inspections 0 1 0 0 0
Central government 12 11 6 9 3
Charities 11 9 14 27 13
Clubs/Associations 1 6 6 3 -3
Courts/justice 3 3 2 2 0
Credit reference 1 1 1 0 -1
Debt collectors 0 1 1 3 2
Direct marketing 1 0 6 0 -6
Education 38 39 21 34 13
Estate agents 1 0 3 3 0
Financial advisers 2 13 7 4 -3
General business 14 34 28 13 -15
Health 163 183 196 184 -12
Housing 16 15 11 16 5
HR matters 0 0 0 0 0
Insurance 6 6 5 5 0
Internet 5 3 4 0 -4
Leisure 0 0 1 4 -3
Lenders 17 15 11 14 3
Local government 54 62 55 67 12
Mail order 0 0 0 0 0
Media 4 0 2 2 0
Motor industry 0 0 0 0 0
MPs 0 0 0 0 0
Other 7 2 5 6 1
Other individuals 0 0 0 0 0
Pensions 1 3 1 1 0
Police and criminal records 12 10 12 8 -4
Political parties 0 2 0 0 0
Prisons 1 0 0 0 0
Probation 0 0 0 0 0
Prof associations 1 0 1 0 -1
Recruitment agencies 0 4 3 4 1
Regulators 6 1 2 5 3
Religious organisations 2 1 1 0 -1
Retail 9 5 1 8 7
Social services 1 8 0 2 2
Solicitors/barristers 11 14 17 31 14
Telecoms 3 5 2 3 1
Tenancy 0 0 0 0 0
Travel 1 1 1 3 2
Utilities 2 0 1 2 1
           
Total 407 459 429 467 38

Data breach incidents by quarter (.csv format)

Incident type

Incident type 
Incident type (.csv format)

Incidents by sector

Incidents by sector

Incidents by sector (.csv format)

 

We published the above information on 11 March 2015.