According to the NCRB, last year Bengaluru registered a total of 9,940 cyber-crime cases, followed by Mumbai at 4,724 and Hyderabad at 4,436. A deeper analysis of the cases registered revealed that Mumbai tops in Data theft cases (23), followed by Pune and Surat with one each case.
Statistics provided by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reveal that Mumbai ranks first in cases of data theft and second in cases of cyber-blackmail. As far as metropolitan cities are concerned, Mumbai ranks second in terms of number of cyber-crime cases after Bengaluru.
Cybercrime figures across Indian cities:
As far as cyber blackmailing cases are concerned, Hyderabad has registered 52 cases, followed by Mumbai 52 and Surat 14. Mumbai has also registered a maximum of 338 cases related to cyber sexual exploitation, followed by Bengaluru 224 and Kanpur 98. The city has registered 234 cyberstalking cases, followed by Hyderabad 189, Pune 24 and Delhi 24.
Mumbai tops NCRB chart
Mumbai also ranks top in the cases where it is related to personal revenge (35 cases), followed by Patna 23 and Bengaluru 20 and ranks third in cyber fraud-related cases (3,751), after Bengaluru 9,289 and Hyderabad 4,412.
“Several initiatives have been taken by the police department to tackle the menace of cyber crime. We have regional cyber crime police stations in Mumbai with officers having knowledge and expertise in cybercrime. Citizens can also call on 1930 for help, or report on www.cybercrime.gov.in. In several cases of cyber fraud we have managed to get back siphoned money to the victim once they timely reported the matter to the police,” said a police officer.
This story originally appeared on the Free Press Journal website.
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