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Cybercrime against women up 28% since 2019, Karnataka's share highest: NCRB

Five states account for 61% of country's total such incidents in 2021

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Anoushka Sawhney New Delhi
The number of cybercrime incidents in 2021 has gone up by 18.4 per cent since 2019, but the number of such cases against women has risen at a significantly steeper 28 per cent, data released by the National Crime Records Bureau showed. 

Of the 52,974 incidents reported in 2021, 10,730 — 20.2 per cent — were reported as cases of crime against women, the data revealed. 

Cybercrimes against women primarily include instances of cyber blackmail, threatening, cyber pornography, posting/ publishing of obscene sexual materials, cyber stalking, bullying, defamation, morphing, and creation of fake profiles. 

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First Published: Aug 30 2022 | 8:18 PM IST

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