A sheriff's office was affected by a Telephony Denial of Service (TDoS) attack and force them to voluntarily take their primary number out of service. For more information, see the article below. If I get more details I will post them.
The Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) release their 2013 global fraud report. They state that there is $4.3 billion of global fraud, up 15% from 2011. It is a great report and resource. You can get the report from (you do have to register):