Alarming increase in cybercrime across J&K – The Dispatch

According to credible data available with The Dispatch, the newly created Union Territory has reported 357 cybercrime cases in the past five years.

Jammu: With 120 cases in 2020, Jammu and Kashmir has seen a massive increase in cybercrime across Jammu and Kashmir over the past five years.

According to credible data available with The Dispatch, the newly created Union Territory has reported 357 cybercrime cases in the past five years.

“120 cybercrime cases reported in 2020, almost double the 73 cases reported the previous year in 2019,” the data reveals.

“There were only 28 cases in 2016, which increased to 63 in 2017 and 73 reported in 2018,” the data indicates.

With the increased use of cyberspace, the number of cybercrimes is also increasing. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) compiles and publishes statistical data on crimes in its publication “Crime in India”.

The latest report released is for the year 2020. According to data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), details of cases.

States / UTs are primarily responsible for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of crimes, including cybercrime, through their Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA).

LEAs prosecute in accordance with the provisions of the law against offenders. To strengthen the mechanism for combating cybercrime, the central government has taken measures which include, inter alia, raising awareness of cybercrime; issuance of alerts / notices; capacity building / training of law enforcement staff / prosecutors / judicial officers; improving cybercrime facilities, setting up the Indian Cybercrime Coordination Center (I4C) to provide a framework and ecosystem for LEAs to deal with cybercrime in a comprehensive and coordinated manner; etc.

The government launched the National Cybercrime Reporting Portal (www.cybercrime.gov.in), to enable the public to report incidents relating to all types of cybercrime, with particular emphasis on cybercrime against women and children.

Citizen Financial’s Cyber ​​Fraud Management and Reporting System was launched to immediately report financial fraud and stop the siphoning of funds by fraudsters.

A toll-free number 155260 has been set up for assistance in filing cyber complaints online.

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