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India registered 136 cybercrime cases every day in 2020: NCRB data

The NCRB data revealed that, on an average, 65.81 per cent of cases were pending investigation at the end of each year

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India's cybercrime rate, or the number of cybercrimes per one lakh of population, also shot up by 270 per cent in four years — in 2016, it was 1 and 2020 saw it climb up to 3.7

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Cybercrimes in the country have increased four times or 306 per cent in the past four years. In 2016, 12,317 cases of cybercrime were registered and in 2020 this number increased to 50,035. This means that India registered 136 cybercrime cases every day in 2020, according to the National Crime Records Bureau.

India's cybercrime rate, or the number of cybercrimes per one lakh of population, also shot up by 270 per cent in four years — in 2016, it was 1 and 2020 saw it climb up to 3.7.

The NCRB data revealed that, on an average, 65.81 per cent of cases

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First Published: Feb 21 2022 | 12:10 AM IST

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