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WFH and Lockdown Pushes Up Cybercrime. Read More for Govt Statistics in Cyber Crime Cases

New Delhi; 22 September, 2021: According to the latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report, it is stated that there has been an alarming rise in the graph of Cyber Crime in India in the year 2020. The nation recorded almost 50,035 instance accidents last year which is almost 11.8% rise over the previous year.

Almost 578 cases of Fake News of social media, 972 Occurrences of Cyberstalking and Bullying of Women or Children, 149 Fake Profile Incidents, 98 cases of Data Theft, 4,047 cases of Online Bank Fraud, 1,093 OTP Frauds, 1,194 Credit/Debit Card Frauds, 2,160 ATM Fraud cases, 3,293 cases of cyber sexual exploitation, 2,440 cases of blackmailing and cheating etc.

The rate of Cyber Crime in India has visibly climbed from 3.3% in 2019 to 3.7% in 2020. The year 2019 has recorded cybercrime cases of 44,735 which has almost inflated by 6000 cases in just a single year.

In terms of motives, almost 30,142 out of 50,035 cyber cases were lodged at the NCRB which operated under the ministry of Home Affairs. Among states Karnataka (10,741), Maharashtra (5496), Telangana (5,024), Assam (3,530), has comparatively highest crime rate.

Concerned authorities are dedicated to finding out the root cause of the steep increase in the cybercrime rates and are also effectively working on it to combat such offences against law.

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