New Delhi: According to the latest government data, India has recorded a massive increase of 63.5% in cybercrime cases in the year 2019. The National Crime Record Bureau’s (NCRB) data stated that 44,546 cases of cybercrimes were registered in 2019 as compared to 28,248 in 2018
The highest number of cybercrime cases were registered in Karnataka (12,020) closely followed by Uttar Pradesh (11,416), Maharashtra (4,967), Telangana (2,691), and Assam (2,231). Among the Union Territories, Delhi accounted for 78% of cybercrime.
According to the data, in 60.4% of cases, registered fraud was the motive followed by sexual exploitation (5.1%) and causing disrepute (4.2%). As per the data, in metropolitan cities, a total of 18,372 cases were registered, showing an increase of 81.9%.