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3.17 Lakh Cyber Crime Cases In 18 Months, Maharashtra & Karnataka Top The Chart

The Lok Sabha informed that a total of 3,17,439 cyber crimes and 5,771 FIRs were reported online in the last 18 months, with a large number of them in Maharashtra and Karnataka.

“As per the data maintained, since its inception 3,17,439 cyber crime incidents and 5,771 FIRs have been registered up to February 28, 2021 in the country which includes, 21,562 cyber crime incidents and 87 FIRs in Karnataka and 50,806 cyber crime incidents and 534 FIRs in Maharashtra,” G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs said in a written reply to a question.

Reddy said the complaints were registered at the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal, which was launched on August 30, 2019 to provide people with a centralised platform for reporting all forms of cyber crime incidents online, with a special emphasis on cyber crimes against women and children.

According to the minister, incidents registered on this portal, their conversion into FIRs, and subsequent action are handled by the state and union territory law enforcement agencies concerned in accordance with the law’s provisions.

The MHA meets with the state and UTs on a regular basis, advising them to expedite the resolution of cyber crime cases, with a focus on those involving women and children, he said.

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