The IT capital of the nation can be a hotbed for cybercrime. For one more yr, Bengaluru tops India within the highest variety of cybercrimes registered in 2020. What’s worse is that not a single conviction was recorded throughout the identical interval.
Knowledge on ‘Crime in India’ for 2020, launched by the Nationwide Crime Information Bureau (NCRB), confirmed that of the 18,657 cybercrime instances registered in cities throughout India, Bengaluru accounted for almost 47% (8,892) of them.
Surprisingly although, it’s not Karnataka however Uttar Pradesh that tops the nation with the State having essentially the most variety of cyber crime instances. When in comparison with earlier years, the variety of instances within the metropolis have dropped: in 2019, the town recorded 10,555 instances, whereas within the earlier yr, 5253 instances have been registered.
Curiously, nobody was convicted in 2020 in Karnataka. As per NCRB knowledge, the police disposed of three,298 instances, however a whopping 22,809 are pending for investigation. Among the many instances registered in 2020, the police have filed chargesheets in 2582 instances.
The report acknowledged that within the metropolis, committing fraud is the outstanding motive for cybercrimes. Among the many instances filed, 8,318 have been associated to frauds. There have been additionally instances in reference to private revenge (83 instances), inflicting disrepute (362), sexually express content material (89), political revenge (5), and others.
Among the many 19 metropolitan cities within the nation, Bengaluru has the second highest variety of homicide instances, second solely to Delhi, and greater than Mumbai. As per NCRB knowledge, 179 homicide instances (Part 302 of the IPC) have been reported within the metropolis and 191 individuals misplaced their lives. Delhi topped the checklist with 461 instances and 476 victims, whereas Mumbai recorded 148 instances and 149 victims.
Throughout India, 29,193 instances of homicide have been registered throughout 2020, recording a marginal enhance of 1% over 2019 (28,915 instances).
Town was additionally within the prime three, when it got here to deaths owing to negligence referring to highway accidents. In 2020, 635 such instances have been reported and 674 had misplaced their lives.