Hyderabad: Cybercrime is a growing problem in the country with a crime rate of 3.7% per lakh of inhabitants in 2020. The last two years, 2019 and 2020 have witnessed a higher number of cybercrime compared to 2018 , according to the National Crime Records Bureau. (NCRB).
Telangana State recorded 5,024 cybercrimes, per lakh of inhabitants, of which 2,533 cases were recorded in Hyderabad with a crime rate of 32.9%.
Noting the same, Telangana Police announced in February that “cyber warriors” had been appointed to state police stations to fight cybercrime.
The Director General of Police launched a weeklong training program for 1,988 officials selected as “cyber warriors”. Two “cyber warriors” were assigned to each police station in rural areas while three officers were assigned to each police station in semi-urban areas. However, in each of the police stations under police stations or cities, five cops will be trained in the profession of “cyber-warriors”.
The police have also launched a helpline and website for victims of cybercrime. One can dial 155260 to file a complaint or log into their website by following the steps below:
- Visit http://cybercrime.gov.in
- Scroll down to the “Submit a complaint on the national cybercrime reporting portal” block and click on “Submit a complaint”.
- Read the terms and conditions before agreeing to them.
- Select the type of crime to file a complaint (Cybercrime related to women / children, which can also be reported anonymously, and other crimes)
- Anonymous complainants are directly guided to file complaint details, while submitting personal data to register other complaints.