Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra tops in highest number of cyber-crimes

  • Uttar Pradesh stands on top of recording highest number of cyber crimes in India followed by Maharashtra.
  • As per the data, Uttar Pradesh reported the maximum number of such cases (2,639) in 2016, followed by Maharashtra (2,380 cases), Karnataka (1,101 cases) and Rajasthan (941 cases).
  • It is noteworthy that among the Northeastern states, Assam, Manipur and Nagaland witnessed a surge in cases under cybercrimes year-on-year during 2016, while the other states reported a decline in number of such incidences.
  • Manipur reported 11 cases in 2016 as against six in 2015, while in Nagaland there were two incidences of cybercrimes in 2016 compared to none in the previous year.
  • Tripura witnessed eight such incidents last year as against 13 in 2015.
  • In Arunachal Pradesh, there were four such cases in 2016 compared to six in the previous year.
  • The total number of cases in Meghalaya came down to 39 last year from 56 in 2015.
  • Mizoram reported only one such case in 2016 compared to eight in 2015.
  • Nationally, a total of 12,317 cases of cybercrimes were reported in 2016 compared to 11,592 in 2015, which is an increase of over six per cent, NCRB data said.

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