NCRB REPORT ON CYBERCRIME (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Sci and Tech)

News-CRUX-10     5th December 2023        
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Context: Recently, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) released a report indicating that cases of cybercrime in the national capital nearly doubled in 2022.

Key Highlights of Report

  • According to report, a majority of cases related to cruelty by spouses or their relatives (31.4%) followed by kidnapping and abduction (19.2%), assault “with Intent to outrage modesty” (18.7%), and rape (7.1%).
  • A maximum rape cases were reported from Rajasthan in 2022, followed by Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Haryana.
  • Cases of crimes against children were registered during 2022, showing an increase of 8.7% (1,49,404 cases) compared to 2021.
  • Crime against senior citizens rose by 9.3% compared in 2021.
  • The NCRB report said the economic offences increased by 11.1%, corruption cases 10.5% increase.

National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)

  • About: It is an Indian government agency responsible for collecting and analyzing, crime data as defined by the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Special and Local Laws (SLL).
  • Set Up: In 1986 recommendations of the Tandon Committee to the National Police Commission (1977-1981) and the MHA’s Taskforce (1985).
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Mission: To provide Indian Police with Information Technology and Criminal Intelligence to enable them to uphold law and protect people.
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