Published on: September 16, 2021

CYBERCRIMES IN BENGALURU

CYBERCRIMES IN BENGALURU

buy Lyrica online usa What is in news : Data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) 2020 shows that among the 19 metro cities in the country, Bengaluru has the ignominy of recording the maximum number of cybercrimes against children.

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  • Of the total 148 such crimes committed against children registered under the Information Technology Act, more than half of the cases, 54.72%, are registered in Bengaluru.
  • Fifty-nine cases were related to publishing or transmitting material depicting children in sexually explicit acts, while 22 cases pertained to other forms of cybercrime against children.
  • Highest number of cases registered under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act has been recorded in Karnataka. Out of 785 cases that were recorded in all States and Union Territories, 184 were booked in Karnataka.
  • Among the 19 metropolitan cities in the country, Bengaluru has the second highest number of murder cases, second only to Delhi, and more than Mumbai. As per NCRB data, 179 murder cases (Section 302 of the IPC) were reported in the city and 191 persons lost their lives. Delhi topped the list with 461 cases and 476 victims, while Mumbai recorded 148 cases and 149 victims.

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NCRB

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)

  • Government agency
  • Responsible for collecting and analyzing crime data as defined by the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Special and Local Laws (SLL)
  • Headquartered in New Delhi
  • Part of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India
  • Was set-up in 1986