Since its introduction over ten years ago has developed to an established Instrument of police work, said the interior Ministry in Hanover on dpa request. The acceptance by the citizens was high. 2018 were received by the police of lower Saxony up to the reporting date 13. December, more than 38 600 Ad to commit crimes online. The were about five percent more than in the entire year of 2017. In Bremen, the Online watch started in March 2017. Since the beginning until the beginning of December of this year, around 3900 messages were registered. In Bremerhaven, which has a stand-alone local police, there were 436. In both cities, the police drew a positive conclusion.