Cyber-crime cases in India almost doubled in 20171 min read . Updated: 22 Oct 2019, 02:51 PM IST
- India recorded 9,622, 11,592 and 12,317 cases of cybercrime in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively
- The data for 2017 comes after a two-year delay as the Centre has blamed states for the delay in providing statistics for compilation
NEW DELHI : Cybercrimes in India almost doubled in 2017, according to statistics released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). The data comes in the backdrop of India aspiring to become a trillion dollar digital economy. Interestingly, cybercrimes accounted for less than a percentage (0.43%) or 21,796 cases of a total of 50,07,044 cognizable crimes in 2017.
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