Published on: September 2, 2023
‘Cyber Victim’s Day’
Why in news? Bengaluru’s southeast division police launch ‘Cyber Victims’ Day’
- It provides platform to allows affected individuals to share their experiences in a non-judgmental environment and create a sense of awareness.
- Serves as a space for joint collaboration for preventive measures and enables victims to inquire for updates regarding their pending cases.
Why it was launched ?
- According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report of 2021, Bengaluru recorded the largest number of cybercrime cases (8,500 cases per year) among all metropolitan cities in the country in the last four years, followed by Mumbai and Hyderabad
- Karnataka was the third state with the highest number of cybercrimes
- India’s first police station for cybercrime was inaugurated at Bengaluru
- According to reports by home ministry , People of Karnataka lost a whopping 363 crore to cyber frauds in the year 2022, which averages very close to Rs.1 crore per day.
- Director General of Police CID reported that of the total police cases registered in Karnataka, over 20 per cent are related to cybercrime.