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Increase in Cyber Crimes; Northern states has lesser cases, Southern India leads; Minister releases figures

Increase in Cyber Crimes; Northern states has lesser cases, Southern India leads; Minister releases figures

Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in News/ February 7,2024

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) compiles and publishes the statistical data on crimes in its publication “Crime in India”. The latest published report is for the year 2022. As per the data published by the NCRB, State/UT-wise details of cases registered under cyber crimes (involving communication devices as medium/target) for last three years are at the Annexure.

The Central Government supplements the initiatives of the States/UTs through advisories and financial assistance under various schemes for capacity building of their Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs). To strengthen the mechanism to deal with cyber crimes in a comprehensive and coordinated manner, the Central Government has taken steps which, inter-alia, include the following:

  1. The Ministry of Home Affairs has set up the ‘Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre’ (I4C) to deal with all types of cyber crime in the country, in a coordinated and comprehensive manner.
  2. Seven Joint Cyber Coordination Teams (JCCTs) have been constituted for Mewat, Jamtara, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Vishakhapatnam, and Guwahati under I4C covering the whole country based upon cyber crime hotspots/ areas having multi jurisdictional issues by on boarding States/UTs to enhance the coordination framework among the Law Enforcement Agencies of the States/UTs. Seven workshops were organized for JCCTs at Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Vishakhapatnam, Lucknow, Ranchi and Chandigarh in 2023.
  • National Cyber Forensic Laboratory (Investigation) has been established, as a part of the I4C, at New Delhi to provide early stage cyber  forensic  assistance  to Investigating Officers (IOs) of State/UT Police. So far, National Cyber Forensics Laboratory (Investigation) have provided its services to State LEAs in around 9,000 cyber forensics like mobile forensics, memory forensics, Call Data Record (CDR) Analysis, etc. to help them in investigation of cases pertaining to cyber crimes.
  1. The ‘National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal’ (https://cybercrime.gov.in) has been launched, as a part of the I4C, to enable public to report incidents pertaining to all types of cyber crimes, with special focus on cyber crimes against women and children. Cyber crime incidents reported on this portal, their conversion into FIRs and subsequent action thereon are handled by the State/UT Law Enforcement Agencies concerned as per the provisions of the law.
  2. The ‘Citizen Financial Cyber Fraud Reporting and Management System’, under I4C, has been launched for immediate reporting of financial frauds and to stop siphoning off funds by the fraudsters. So far, an amount of more than Rs. 1200 Crore have been saved in more than 4.7 lakh complaints. A toll-free Helpline number ‘1930’ has been operationalized to  get assistance in lodging online cyber complaints.
  3. The Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) platform, namely ‘CyTrain’ portal  has been developed  under  I4C, for capacity building of police officers/judicial  officers through online course  on critical  aspects of cyber crime investigation, forensics, prosecution etc. along with certification. More than 76,000 Police Officers from States/UTs are registered and more than 53,000 Certificates issued through the portal.
  • Till date more than 3.2 lakhs SIM cards and 49,000 IMEIs as reported by Police authorities have been blocked by Government of India.
  • I4C has imparted cyber hygiene training to 6,000 officials of various Ministries/ Departments of Government of India.
  1. I4C has imparted cyber hygiene training to more than 23,000 NCC cadets.
  2. The Ministry of Home Affairs has provided financial assistance to the tune of Rs. 122.24 crores under the ‘Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children (CCPWC)’ Scheme, to the States/UTs for their capacity building such as setting up of cyber forensic-cum-training laboratories, hiring of junior cyber consultants and training of LEAs’ personnel, public prosecutors and judicial officers. So far, cyber forensic-cum-training  laboratories  have  been   commissioned  in  33 States/UTs. So far, more than 24,600 LEA personnel, judicial officers and prosecutors have been provided training on cyber crime awareness, investigation, forensics etc.
  3. National Cyber Forensic Laboratory (Evidence) has been set up at Hyderabad. Establishment of this laboratory provides the necessary forensic support in cases of evidence related to cyber crime, preserving the evidence and its analysis in line with the provisions of IT Act and Evidence Act; and reduced turnaround time.
  • To spread awareness on cyber crime, the Central Government has taken steps which, inter-alia, include; dissemination of messages through SMS, I4C social media account i.e. X (formerly Twitter) (@Cyberdost), Facebook(CyberDostI4C), Instagram (cyberdostI4C), Telegram(cyberdosti4c), Radio campaign, engaged MyGov for publicity in multiple mediums, organizing Cyber Safety and Security Awareness weeks in association with States/UTs, publishing of Handbook for Adolescents/Students, etc. The States/UTs have also been requested to carry out publicity to create mass awareness.
  • CERT-In issues alerts and advisories regarding latest cyber threats/vulnerabilities and countermeasures to protect computers, mobile phones, networks and data on an ongoing basis.
  • CERT-In, through RBI, has advised all authorised entities and banks issuing pre-paid payment instruments (wallets) in the country to carry out special audit by CERT-In-empanelled auditors, close the non-compliances identified in the audit report and ensure implementation of security best practices.
  1. CERT-In and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) jointly carry out a cyber security awareness campaign on ‘beware and be aware of financial frauds’ through the Digital India Platform.
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State/UT-wise details of cases registered under cyber crimes (involving communication devices as medium/target) for last three years

Sl. no State/UT 2020 2021 2022
1 Andhra Pradesh 1899 1875 2341
2 Arunachal Pradesh 30 47 14
3 Assam 3530 4846 1733
4 Bihar 1512 1413 1621
5 Chhattisgarh 297 352 439
6 Goa 40 36 90
7 Gujarat 1283 1536 1417
8 Haryana 656 622 681
9 Himachal Pradesh 98 70 77
10 Jharkhand 1204 953 967
11 Karnataka 10741 8136 12556
12 Kerala 426 626 773
13 Madhya Pradesh 699 589 826
14 Maharashtra 5496 5562 8249
15 Manipur 79 67 18
16 Meghalaya 142 107 75
17 Mizoram 13 30 1
18 Nagaland # 8 8 4
19 Odisha 1931 2037 1983
20 Punjab 378 551 697
21 Rajasthan 1354 1504 1833
22 Sikkim 0 0 26
23 Tamil Nadu 782 1076 2082
24 Telangana 5024 10303 15297
25 Tripura 34 24 30
26 Uttar Pradesh 11097 8829 10117
27 Uttarakhand 243 718 559
28 West Bengal 712 513 401
TOTAL STATE(S) 49708 52430 64907
29 A&N Islands 5 8 28
30 Chandigarh 17 15 27
31 D&N Haveli and Daman & Diu 3 5 5
32 Delhi 168 356 685
33 Jammu & Kashmir 120 154 173
34 Ladakh 1 5 3
35 Lakshadweep 3 1 1
36 Puducherry 10 0 64
TOTAL UT(S) 327 544 986
TOTAL (ALL INDIA) 50035 52974 65893


Source: Crime in India published by NCRB.

# Clarifications are pending from Nagaland for the year 2022

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Ajay Kumar Mishra  in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.


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