Cyber Crime Statistics India 2013
The Nation Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Ministry of Home Affairs has released Cyber Crime Statistics for the 2013 year, which again shows rapid increase in cyber crime by 50% on year to year basis from 2012 to 2013. The statistics mainly show cases Registered Under Cyber Crimes By Motives and Suspects (States & UTs): The maximum offenders came from the 18-30 age group. Among states, the highest incidents of cyber crime took place in Maharashtra (907) followed by Uttar Pradesh (682) and Andhra Pradesh (651).
The maximum cyber crime arrests of four hundred twenty six (426) under the IT Act took place in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh was a distant second with 296 arrests, followed by Uttar Pradesh with 283 arrests.
In percentage terms, the state that saw the most dramatic increase in cases registered under the IT Act was Uttarakhand at 475% (from 4 cases to 23); Assam a close second with 450% (from 28 cases to 154). Interestingly, the picture postcard union territory, Andaman and Nicobar islands, registered an eye-popping increase of 800% (two cases in 2012 to 18 in 2013) in the same category.
The Delhi city has registered 131 cases of cyber crime cases which is an increase of 72.4 percent as compared to last year 2012. Whereas Lakshadweep, Dadar and Nagar Haveli reported no cyber crime cases for the year 2013. Also Cyber Crime activities seem to rare in the northeastern states. In 2013, only one case each was registered in Nagaland and Mizoram.
Cyber Crime Reports can be downloaded here: