Brief Analysis of NCRB 2013 REPORT ON CYBER CRIMES in India.

Chapter 18 of NCRB elaborates about CYBER CRIMES in India in 2013.

Important findings about CYBER CRIMES in India in 2013 are as below.

1)      122.5 % growth in 2013 compared with 2012.Total cyber crimes in 2013, 4356 against 2876 in 2012.

2)      Andaman and Nicobar tops with 800% growth followed by Uttarakhand 475% and Assam by 450%. Maharashtra reported only 44% growth.

3)      Highest crimes in numbers i.e. 681,635,513 and 372 reported in Maharashtra, A.P., Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh respectively. Delhi alone reported 131 crimes.

4)      Tamilnadu (1700%) and Bihar (1551%) tops in registering Cyber Crimes under sections of IPC shows lack of training to Police Staff regarding Information Technology Act.

5)      Surprisingly Maharashtra also reported growth of 151% for registering Cyber Crimes in IPC sections whereas Karnataka shown negative growth of 20% but Goa was way ahead by -50% growths in wrong registering.

6)      Chandigarh U/T shown whopping -70% negative growths in cyber crimes followed by Gujarat (-10%) and Bihar (0%).

7)      Out of 52 cities whose data was publishes Bhopal shown 1800% growth (1 to 19) followed by Indore 460% (2 to 28) and Kota (1 to 5) and Vasai Virar (2 to 10) 400% respectively.

8)      Bengaluru topped with 399 Cyber crimes followed by Visakapattanam (173) and Hyderabad (159).Pune registered 97, Mumbai registered 40 and Nagpur registered 23 Cyber crimes in 2013.

9)      Nagpur reported negative 4.3% growth in registering Cyber Crimes since in 2013, 23 crimes were registered as compared to 24 in 2012.Some credit may be given to CYBER AWARENESS ORGANISATION for spreading CYBER AWARENESS among many netizens.

10)   Total 45 people below 18 were arrested for Cyber crimes whereas 1190,722,131 and 10 persons were arrested between age groups 18-30, 30-45, 45-60 and above 60 years. Almost 50% arrested persons are between age group 18-30 and 35% are between age group 30-45 making @ 85 Cyber criminals in age group 18 to 45.

11)   Out of 5693 cases registered across India in 79 cases involvement of Foreign Nationals/Foreign groups were identified whereas in 749 cases neighbors/relatives were involved and in 420 cases crackers/professionals/students involvement were identified. Surprisingly the NCRB report identifies maximum 4175 matters in others category.

Advocate Mahendra Limaye
Cyber Legal Consultant

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