Report on Cyber Crimes

Introduction

In today’s day and age people are dealing with various cases of cyber crimes on a day-to-day basis. Cyber crimes are increasing at an alarming rate in the world. Hence, it becomes important to understand what exactly is cyber crime along with the different kinds of cyber crimes that exist.

Definition

In simple terms, cyber crime refers to all illegal activities and crimes that take place through computers or the internet. The computer may be used for committing the crime or as a target. Cyber crime can affect any of your digital devices (including PCs, notebooks, smart TVs, tablets, smartphones, home electronic systems, etc).

Debarati Halder and K. Jaishankar have defined Cyber crimes as :

“Offences that are committed against individuals or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause physical or mental harm, or loss, to the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as Internet (networks including chat rooms, emails, notice boards and groups) and mobile phones (Bluetooth/SMS/MMS)”

Classification of Cyber Crime

Cyber crimes can be classified into the following categories:

  1. Against Individuals – They affect individuals or thejr properties directly.

e.g – Phishing, Spamming, Cyber stalking

  1. Against companies/organizations – When a company’s online presence or any of its products are hacked, it becomes a serious problem that can result in a big number of consequences for the company, as well as their employees, associates and customers.

e.g –  data breaches, cyber extortion and warez distribution

  1. Against society as a whole – Affects the society as a whole

e.g – Financial crimes against public organizations, gambling, illegal trafficking, forgery

  1. Against the Government – This is commonly known as Cyber terrorism. It involves activities such as breaking into government systems and networks, defacing and shutting down military websites, and spreading propaganda.

Types of Cyber crimes

  1. Hacking

Hacking a computer simply implies getting into another’s computer without permission. Gaining unlawful access to another’s computer is hacking.

Hackers (the people doing the ‘hacking’) are basically computer programmers, who have an advanced understanding of computers and commonly misuse this knowledge for devious reasons.  Hackers see the weakness in the target computer programme and then find ways to enter and access therein. There could be several motives as regards the need to hack – fame, greed, power, to show off their expertise or simply cause destruction.

  1. Phishing

Phishing attacks are a common form of social engineering used to trick customers into disclosing their personal security information; their credit card numbers, bank account details, or other sensitive information by posing as trustworthy businesses in an e-mail. Phishing is also known as Spoofing.

Usually the following separate steps are carried out in order for such attacks to work:

  1. Setting up a mimic web site.
  2. Sending out a convincingly fake e-mail, luring the users to that mimic site.
  3. Users enter personal information which is then compiled and either sold online or used for personal gain.
  1. Identity Theft

Identity theft is the act of obtaining sensitive information about another person without his or her knowledge, and using this information to commit theft or fraud.

It can also be used to open a phone/internet account in your name, use your name to plan a criminal activity and claim government benefits in your name.

“Credit card fraud” is a wide ranging term for crimes involving identity theft where the criminal uses your credit card to fund his transactions. Credit card fraud is identity theft in its simplest form.

  1. Denial of Service Attacks

A Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack is an explicit attempt by attackers to deny service to intended users of that service. It involves flooding a computer resource with more requests than it can handle consuming its available bandwidth which results in server overload. This causes the resource (e.g. a web server) to crash or slow down significantly so that no one can access it. The hacker then hacks into the system once the network is down.

  1. Social Engineering

Social engineering involves criminals making direct contact with you usually by phone or email. They want to gain your confidence and usually pose as a customer service agent so you’ll give the necessary information needed. This is typically a password, the company you work for, or bank information. Cyber criminals will find out what they can about you on the internet and then attempt to add you as a friend on social accounts. Once they gain access to an account, they can sell your information or secure accounts in your name.

  1. Cyberstalking

Cyber Stalking can be defined as the repeated acts harassment or threatening behaviour of the cybercriminal towards the victim by using Internet services. [OR Cyber stalking involves following a person’s movements across the Internet by posting messages (sometimes threatening) on the bulletin boards frequented by the victim, entering the chat-rooms frequented by the victim, constantly bombarding the victim with emails etc.]

Cyber-stalkers make use of the Internet, e-mail, or other electronic communications device to stalk another person. This person could be a stranger or someone you know.

It is a relatively new form of harassment, unfortunately, rising to alarming levels especially in big cities like Mumbai.

  1. Cyber Pornography

Pornography’ is “describing or showing sexual acts in order to cause sexual excitement through books, films, etc.” This includes pornographic websites; pornographic material produced using computers and use of internet to download and transmit pornographic videos, pictures, photos, writings etc. There are more than 420 million individual pornographic webpages today.

Child pornography is a very unfortunate reality of the Internet. The Internet is being highly used by its abusers to reach and abuse children sexually, worldwide. Pedophiles use a false identity to trap the children/teenagers.

  1. Cyberterrorism

Cyberterrorism, in general, can be defined as an act of terrorism committed through the use of cyberspace or computer resources. A cyberterrorist is someone who intimidates or coerces a government or an organization to advance his or her political or social objectives by launching a computer-based attack against computers, networks, or the information stored on them.

As such, a simple propaganda piece on the Internet that there will be bomb attacks during the holidays can be considered cyberterrorism. There are also hacking activities directed towards individuals, families, organized by groups within networks, tending to cause fear among people, demonstrate power, collecting information relevant for ruining peoples’ lives, robberies, blackmailing, etc.

  1. Botnets

The word “botnet” comes from the roots “bot” and “network,” and it’s used to refer to a large number of controlled computers (bots) linked over a network (Internet). These botnets are used to spread malicious files and software, infect other systems, launch DDoS attacks, steal data, send spam campaigns and more.

  1. Spamming

Spam is flooding the Internet with many copies of the same message, in an attempt to force the message on people who would not otherwise choose to receive it. Most spam is commercial advertising.

For e.g. get-rich quick schemes.

There are two main types of spam, and they have different effects on Internet users.

1.Cancellable Usenet / Usenet spam – is a single message sent to 20 or more Usenet newsgroups.

  1. Email “spamming” refers to sending email to thousands and thousands of users – similar to a chain letter. Email spam, also known as junk email or unsolicited bulk email (UBE), is a subset of electronic spam. Spammers collect email addresses from chatrooms, websites, customer lists, newsgroups, and viruses which harvest users’ address books, and are sold to other spammers.
  1. Data Diddling

This involves changing data prior or during input into a computer. In other words, information is changed from the way it should be entered by a person typing. in the data, a virus that changes data, the programmer of the database or application, or anyone else involved in the process of having information stored in a computer file. It also include automatic changing the financial information for some time before processing and then restoring original information.

  1. Salami Slicing Attack

A “salami slicing attack” or “salami fraud” is a technique by which cyber-criminals steal money or resources a bit at a time so that there’s no noticeable difference in overall size. The perpetrator gets away with these little pieces from a large number of resources and thus accumulates a considerable amount over a period of time. The essence of this method is the failure to detect the misappropriation.

The most classic approach is “collect-the-roundoff” technique. Most calculations are carried out in a particular currency are rounded off up to the nearest number about half the time and down the rest of the time. If a programmer decides to collect these excess fractions of rupees to a separate account, no net loss to the system seems apparent. This is done by carefully transferring the funds into the perpetrator’s account.

  1. Software Piracy

Software piracy is the unauthorised use and is distribution of computer software.

e.g – Downloading music, videos , movies from the internet for free using torrents.

Internet piracy is an integral part of our lives which knowingly or unknowingly we all contribute to by not only  using someone else’s intellectual property illegally but also passing it on to our friends. This form of cyber crime affects our global economy on a large scale.

The following constitute software piracy:

  • Loading unlicensed software on your PC
  • Using single-licensed software on multiple computers
  • Using a key generator to circumvent copy protection
  • Distributing a licensed or unlicensed (“cracked”) version of software over the internet and offline

 

Cyber Crimes (State/UT-wise) – 2016-2018

 

S.

No

 

 

State/UT

 

 

2016

 

 

2017

 

 

2018

Percentage Share of State/UT (2018) Mid-Year Projected Population (in Lakhs)

(2018)+

Rate of Total Cyber Crimes (2018)++
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
STATES:
1 Andhra Pradesh 616 931 1207 4.4 520.3 2.3
2 Arunachal Pradesh 4 1 7 0.0 14.9 0.5
3 Assam 696 1120 2022 7.4 340.4 5.9
4 Bihar 309 433 374 1.4 1183.3 0.3
5 Chhattisgarh 90 171 139 0.5 284.7 0.5
6 Goa 31 13 29 0.1 15.3 1.9
7 Gujarat 362 458 702 2.6 673.2 1.0
8 Haryana 401 504 418 1.5 284.0 1.5
9 Himachal Pradesh 31 56 69 0.3 72.7 0.9
10 Jammu & Kashmir 28 63 73 0.3 134.3 0.5
11 Jharkhand 259 720 930 3.4 370.5 2.5
12 Karnataka 1101 3174 5839 21.4 654.5 8.9
13 Kerala 283 320 340 1.2 350.0 1.0
14 Madhya Pradesh 258 490 740 2.7 814.7 0.9
15 Maharashtra 2380 3604 3511 12.9 1213.9 2.9
16 Manipur 11 74 29 0.1 30.8 0.9
17 Meghalaya 39 39 74 0.3 32.0 2.3
18 Mizoram 1 10 6 0.0 11.8 0.5
19 Nagaland 2 0 2 0.0 21.3 0.1
20 Odisha 317 824 843 3.1 435.5 1.9
21 Punjab 102 176 239 0.9 297.0 0.8
22 Rajasthan 941 1304 1104 4.1 765.9 1.4
23 Sikkim 1 1 1 0.0 6.6 0.2
24 Tamil Nadu 144 228 295 1.1 754.6 0.4
25 Telangana 593 1209 1205 4.4 370.3 3.3
26 Tripura 8 7 20 0.1 39.6 0.5
27 Uttar Pradesh 2639 4971 6280 23.0 2230.0 2.8
28 Uttarakhand 62 124 171 0.6 110.6 1.5
29 West Bengal 478 568 335 1.2 965.0 0.3
TOTAL STATE(S) 12187 21593 27004 99.1 12997.9 2.1
UNION TERRITORIES:
30 A & N Islands 3 3 7 0.0 4.0 1.8
31 Chandigarh 26 32 30 0.1 11.7 2.6
32 D&N Haveli 1 1 0 0.0 5.3 0.0
33 Daman & Diu 0 0 0 0.0 4.0 0.0
34 Delhi UT 98 162 189 0.7 195.6 1.0
35 Lakshadweep 0 0 4 0.0 0.7 6.0
36 Puducherry 2 5 14 0.1 14.8 0.9
TOTAL UT(S) 130 203 244 0.9 236.0 1.0
TOTAL (ALL INDIA) 12317 21796 27248 100.0 13233.8 2.1

Note : i) ‘++’ Crime Rate is calculated as Crime per one lakh of population.

  1. ii) ‘+ Population Source: Technical group on Population Projections Nov,2019 National Commission on Population, MoHFW based on 2011 census.

III) As per data provided by States/UTs

  1. iv) Clarifications are pending from West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya & Sikkim

 

Cyber Crimes – IT Act Cases (Crime Head-wise & State/UT-wise) – 2018

 

 

 

 

 

S.

No

 

 

 

 

 

State/UT

A. Offences under I.T.Act
 

 

Tampering computer source documents (Sec.65)

 

Computer Related Offences

 

Computer Related Offences (Total)

A)

Computer Related Offences (Sec.66)

(Total)

Computer Related

Offences (Sec.66)

B) Dishonestly receiving stolen

computer resource or communication device (Sec.66B)

 

 

C) Identity Theft

(Sec.66C)

 

a1) Ransom- ware

a2)

Offences other than Ransom- ware

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
STATES:
1 Andhra Pradesh 7 344 10 0 10 25 276
2 Arunachal Pradesh 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
3 Assam 0 823 172 0 172 4 103
4 Bihar 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
5 Chhattisgarh 0 18 4 0 4 2 6
6 Goa 1 10 1 0 1 0 7
7 Gujarat 13 160 21 2 19 2 108
8 Haryana 2 197 52 0 52 3 26
9 Himachal Pradesh 0 26 3 0 3 0 14
10 Jammu & Kashmir 0 22 9 0 9 0 7
11 Jharkhand 0 648 217 51 166 70 220
12 Karnataka 14 5526 64 7 57 17 5117
13 Kerala 6 123 16 1 15 3 20
14 Madhya Pradesh 1 243 15 9 6 1 96
15 Maharashtra 4 383 24 0 24 12 189
16 Manipur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Meghalaya 0 50 6 0 6 1 22
18 Mizoram 0 5 0 0 0 0 2
19 Nagaland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Odisha 0 4 0 0 0 0 1
21 Punjab 0 36 5 1 4 1 6
22 Rajasthan 1 476 22 1 21 26 195
23 Sikkim 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Tamil Nadu 2 67 25 7 18 5 5
25 Telangana 8 465 19 2 17 5 31
26 Tripura 0 12 0 0 0 0 6
27 Uttar Pradesh 192 4285 3219 1136 2083 213 174
28 Uttarakhand 3 102 16 1 15 0 12
29 West Bengal 1 64 28 0 28 1 26
TOTAL STATE(S) 255 14093 3948 1218 2730 391 6672
UNION TERRITORIES:
30 A&N Islands 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
31 Chandigarh 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
32 D&N Haveli 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Daman & Diu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 Delhi 2 43 20 0 20 0 13
35 Lakshadweep 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
36 Puducherry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL STATE(S) 2 48 21 0 21 0 16
TOTAL ALL INDIA 257 14141 3969 1218 2751 391 6688
  • As per data provided by States/UTs

# Clarifications are pending from West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya & Sikkim

S.

No

State/UT A. Offences under I.T.Act
Computer Related Offences Cyber Terrorism (Sec.66 F) Publication/ transmission of obscene / sexually explicit act in electronic form (Sec. 67)
D) Cheating by personation by using computer

resource (Sec.66D)

E) Violation of Privacy (Sec.66E) Publication/ transmission of obscene / sexually explicit act in electronic form (Total) A) Publishing or transmitting obscene material in Electronic

Form

1 2 10 11 12 13 14
STATES:
1 Andhra Pradesh 26 7 0 22 2
2 Arunachal Pradesh 1 0 0 4 4
3 Assam 516 28 8 644 223
4 Bihar 0 0 0 2 0
5 Chhattisgarh 6 0 0 47 18
6 Goa 0 2 0 6 3
7 Gujarat 22 7 0 62 32
8 Haryana 110 6 0 158 31
9 Himachal Pradesh 8 1 0 41 6
10 Jammu & Kashmir 4 2 0 16 2
11 Jharkhand 134 7 0 23 4
12 Karnataka 288 40 0 207 149
13 Kerala 52 32 1 107 45
14 Madhya Pradesh 130 1 0 192 79
15 Maharashtra 148 10 0 91 40
16 Manipur 0 0 0 1 0
17 Meghalaya 15 6 0 10 3
18 Mizoram 3 0 0 1 1
19 Nagaland 0 0 0 2 2
20 Odisha 3 0 0 208 34
21 Punjab 22 2 0 74 15
22 Rajasthan 228 5 0 73 40
23 Sikkim 0 0 0 1 0
24 Tamil Nadu 28 4 11 134 74
25 Telangana 409 1 0 109 31
26 Tripura 4 2 0 7 3
27 Uttar Pradesh 476 203 1 738 449
28 Uttarakhand 60 14 0 18 7
29 West Bengal 2 7 0 36 31
TOTAL STATE(S) 2695 387 21 3034 1328
UNION TERRITORIES:
30 A&N Islands 0 0 0 1 0
31 Chandigarh 0 0 0 0 0
32 D&N Haveli 0 0 0 0 0
33 Daman & Diu 0 0 0 0 0
34 Delhi 9 1 0 26 6
35 Lakshadweep 0 1 0 1 0
36 Puducherry 0 0 0 14 0
TOTAL STATE(S) 9 2 0 42 6
TOTAL ALL INDIA 2704 389 21 3076 1334
  • As per data provided by States/UTs

# Clarifications are pending from West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya & Sikkim

S.

No

State/UT A. Offences under I.T.Act
Publication/transmission of obscene / sexually explicit act in electronic form (Sec. 67) Interception or Monitoring or decryption of Information (Sec.69)
B) Publishing or transmitting of

material containing Sexually explicit act in electronic form (Sec.67A)

C) Publishing or

transmitting of material depicting children in Sexually explicit act in electronic form

(Sec.67B)

E) Preservation and retention of information by intermediaries

(Sec.67C)

E) Other Sections 67

IT Act

1 2 15 16 17 18 19
STATES:
1 Andhra Pradesh 18 0 0 2 0
2 Arunachal Pradesh 0 0 0 0 0
3 Assam 208 14 5 194 0
4 Bihar 2 0 0 0 0
5 Chhattisgarh 21 1 0 7 0
6 Goa 3 0 0 0 0
7 Gujarat 26 0 0 4 0
8 Haryana 56 1 0 70 0
9 Himachal Pradesh 27 1 3 4 0
10 Jammu & Kashmir 6 0 0 8 0
11 Jharkhand 11 0 8 0 0
12 Karnataka 40 2 4 12 1
13 Kerala 41 18 1 2 0
14 Madhya Pradesh 101 4 0 8 0
15 Maharashtra 39 4 1 7 0
16 Manipur 1 0 0 0 0
17 Meghalaya 1 0 0 6 0
18 Mizoram 0 0 0 0 0
19 Nagaland 0 0 0 0 0
20 Odisha 166 7 0 1 0
21 Punjab 40 0 3 16 0
22 Rajasthan 20 0 0 13 0
23 Sikkim 0 1 0 0 0
24 Tamil Nadu 39 2 0 19 0
25 Telangana 54 0 0 24 0
26 Tripura 3 1 0 0 0
27 Uttar Pradesh 145 21 1 122 5
28 Uttarakhand 8 3 0 0 0
29 West Bengal 3 0 0 2 0
TOTAL STATE(S) 1079 80 26 521 6
UNION TERRITORIES:
30 A&N Islands 0 1 0 0 0
31 Chandigarh 0 0 0 0 0
32 D&N Haveli 0 0 0 0 0
33 Daman & Diu 0 0 0 0 0
34 Delhi 17 1 1 1 0
35 Lakshadweep 1 0 0 0 0
36 Puducherry 0 0 0 14 0
TOTAL STATE(S) 18 2 1 15 0
TOTAL ALL INDIA 1097 82 27 536 6
  • As per data provided by States/UTs

# Clarifications are pending from West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya & Sikkim

 

TABLE 9A.2

Cyber Crimes – IT Act Cases (Crime Head-wise & State/UT-wise) – 2018 (Continued)

 

 

 

 

 

S.

No

 

 

 

 

 

State/UT

A. Offences under I.T.Act  

 

 

 

Total Offences under I.T. Act

 

 

Un-authorized access/attempt to access to protected computer system (Sec.70)

 

 

 

Abetment to Commit Offences (Sec.84 B)

 

 

 

Attempt to Commit Offences (Sec.84C)

 

 

 

 

Other Sections of IT Act

1 2 20 21 22 23 24
STATES:
1 Andhra Pradesh 0 0 0 44 417
2 Arunachal Pradesh 0 0 0 1 7
3 Assam 0 1 0 141 1617
4 Bihar 0 0 0 0 4
5 Chhattisgarh 0 0 0 0 65
6 Goa 0 0 0 0 17
7 Gujarat 0 0 1 14 250
8 Haryana 0 0 0 25 382
9 Himachal Pradesh 0 0 0 1 68
10 Jammu & Kashmir 0 0 0 8 46
11 Jharkhand 0 0 11 5 687
12 Karnataka 0 0 0 29 5777
13 Kerala 0 0 0 21 258
14 Madhya Pradesh 0 0 0 12 448
15 Maharashtra 0 0 0 40 518
16 Manipur 0 0 0 0 1
17 Meghalaya 0 0 0 3 63
18 Mizoram 0 0 0 0 6
19 Nagaland 0 0 0 0 2
20 Odisha 0 0 0 5 217
21 Punjab 0 0 0 25 135
22 Rajasthan 0 0 0 225 775
23 Sikkim 0 0 0 0 1
24 Tamil Nadu 0 0 0 4 218
25 Telangana 0 0 1 2 585
26 Tripura 0 0 0 0 19
27 Uttar Pradesh 0 0 0 292 5513
28 Uttarakhand 0 0 0 0 123
29 West Bengal 0 0 0 80 181
TOTAL STATE(S) 0 1 13 977 18400
UNION TERRITORIES:
30 A&N Islands 0 0 0 0 4
31 Chandigarh 0 0 0 0 1
32 D&N Haveli 0 0 0 0 0
33 Daman & Diu 0 0 0 0 0
34 Delhi 0 0 0 3 74
35 Lakshadweep 0 0 0 0 2
36 Puducherry 0 0 0 0 14
TOTAL STATE(S) 0 0 0 3 95
TOTAL ALL INDIA 0 1 13 980 18495
  • As per data provided by States/UTs

# Clarifications are pending from West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya & Sikkim

S.

No

State/UT B. Offences under IPC (Involving Communication Devices as Medium/Target) r/w IT Act.
Abetment of Suicide (Online) (Sec.305/306 IPC) Cyber Stalking/ Bullying of Women/ Children (Sec.354D IPC) Data theft (Sec.379 to 381) Fraud (Sec.420 r/w Sec.465, 468- 471 IPC)
Fraud (Sec.420 r/w Sec.465,468- 471 IPC) (Total) A) Credit Card/Debit Card
1 2 25 26 27 28 29
STATES:
1 Andhra Pradesh 0 89 14 195 9
2 Arunachal Pradesh 0 0 0 0 0
3 Assam 0 18 0 6 0
4 Bihar 0 2 1 357 5
5 Chhattisgarh 0 13 0 18 0
6 Goa 0 0 0 0 0
7 Gujarat 0 11 6 139 10
8 Haryana 0 5 0 0 0
9 Himachal Pradesh 0 1 0 0 0
10 Jammu & Kashmir 0 0 0 3 0
11 Jharkhand 0 0 0 175 8
12 Karnataka 0 4 0 49 0
13 Kerala 0 8 0 14 0
14 Madhya Pradesh 2 36 1 43 0
15 Maharashtra 2 394 34 1036 143
16 Manipur 0 3 2 0 0
17 Meghalaya 0 0 0 0 0
18 Mizoram 0 0 0 0 0
19 Nagaland 0 0 0 0 0
20 Odisha 0 7 8 392 13
21 Punjab 0 16 0 7 0
22 Rajasthan 1 30 0 72 11
23 Sikkim 0 0 0 0 0
24 Tamil Nadu 0 1 0 5 0
25 Telangana 0 17 27 347 32
26 Tripura 0 0 0 0 0
27 Uttar Pradesh 0 24 6 454 78
28 Uttarakhand 0 9 0 28 0
29 West Bengal 2 18 3 4 0
TOTAL STATE(S) 7 706 102 3344 309
UNION TERRITORIES:
30 A&N Islands 0 0 1 2 0
31 Chandigarh 0 5 1 2 0
32 D&N Haveli 0 0 0 0 0
33 Daman & Diu 0 0 0 0 0
34 Delhi 0 28 2 3 0
35 Lakshadweep 0 0 0 2 0
36 Puducherry 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL STATE(S) 0 33 4 9 0
TOTAL ALL INDIA 7 739 106 3353 309
  • As per data provided by States/UTs

# Clarifications are pending from West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya & Sikkim

S. No State/UT B. Offences under IPC (Involving Communication Devices as Medium/Target) r/w IT Act.
Fraud (Sec.420 r/w Sec.465,468-471 IPC) Cheating (Sec.420)
B) ATMs C) Online Banking Fraud D) OTP Frauds E) Others
1 2 30 31 32 33 34
STATES:
1 Andhra Pradesh 50 48 67 21 251
2 Arunachal Pradesh 0 0 0 0 0
3 Assam 2 1 3 0 127
4 Bihar 333 15 0 4 6
5 Chhattisgarh 4 12 1 1 16
6 Goa 0 0 0 0 11
7 Gujarat 50 44 21 14 142
8 Haryana 0 0 0 0 1
9 Himachal Pradesh 0 0 0 0 0
10 Jammu & Kashmir 2 0 0 1 2
11 Jharkhand 115 52 0 0 8
12 Karnataka 0 0 43 6 0
13 Kerala 3 5 5 1 10
14 Madhya Pradesh 15 8 2 18 18
15 Maharashtra 304 328 82 179 878
16 Manipur 0 0 0 0 14
17 Meghalaya 0 0 0 0 0
18 Mizoram 0 0 0 0 0
19 Nagaland 0 0 0 0 0
20 Odisha 204 158 0 17 165
21 Punjab 2 3 0 2 13
22 Rajasthan 8 7 9 37 112
23 Sikkim 0 0 0 0 0
24 Tamil Nadu 0 0 0 5 11
25 Telangana 42 140 46 87 57
26 Tripura 0 0 0 0 0
27 Uttar Pradesh 135 132 35 74 111
28 Uttarakhand 11 12 5 0 0
29 West Bengal 0 0 0 4 40
TOTAL STATE(S) 1280 965 319 471 1993
UNION TERRITORIES:
30 A&N Islands 0 2 0 0 0
31 Chandigarh 1 1 0 0 20
32 D&N Haveli 0 0 0 0 0
33 Daman & Diu 0 0 0 0 0
34 Delhi 2 0 0 1 38
35 Lakshadweep 1 0 0 1 0
36 Puducherry 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL STATE(S) 4 3 0 2 58
TOTAL ALL INDIA 1284 968 319 473 2051
  • As per data provided by States/UTs

# Clarifications are pending from West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya & Sikkim

S. No State/UT B. Offences under IPC (Involving Communication Devices as Medium/Target) r/w IT Act.
Forgery (Sec.465, 468 & 471) Defamation/ Morphing (Sec.469 IPC r/w IPC and Indecent representation of women Act) Fake Profile (r/w IPC/SLL) Counterfeiting
Counterfeiting (Total) A) Currency (Sec.489A to

489E)

1 2 35 36 37 38 39
STATES:
1 Andhra Pradesh 8 7 17 1 1
2 Arunachal Pradesh 0 0 0 0 0
3 Assam 61 0 0 1 1
4 Bihar 0 0 1 0 0
5 Chhattisgarh 3 0 0 0 0
6 Goa 0 0 0 0 0
7 Gujarat 8 1 9 0 0
8 Haryana 0 0 0 0 0
9 Himachal Pradesh 0 0 0 0 0
10 Jammu & Kashmir 1 0 0 0 0
11 Jharkhand 52 0 0 0 0
12 Karnataka 0 0 0 0 0
13 Kerala 1 0 1 0 0
14 Madhya Pradesh 4 3 2 0 0
15 Maharashtra 29 0 8 0 0
16 Manipur 1 0 0 0 0
17 Meghalaya 0 0 0 0 0
18 Mizoram 0 0 0 0 0
19 Nagaland 0 0 0 0 0
20 Odisha 0 4 0 0 0
21 Punjab 2 0 2 0 0
22 Rajasthan 3 1 1 0 0
23 Sikkim 0 0 0 0 0
24 Tamil Nadu 3 0 0 0 0
25 Telangana 2 1 24 0 0
26 Tripura 0 0 0 0 0
27 Uttar Pradesh 72 0 7 0 0
28 Uttarakhand 0 0 1 0 0
29 West Bengal 5 0 4 0 0
TOTAL STATE(S) 255 17 77 2 2
UNION TERRITORIES:
30 A&N Islands 0 0 0 0 0
31 Chandigarh 0 0 0 0 0
32 D&N Haveli 0 0 0 0 0
33 Daman & Diu 0 0 0 0 0
34 Delhi 5 1 1 0 0
35 Lakshadweep 0 0 0 0 0
36 Puducherry 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL STATE(S) 5 1 1 0 0
TOTAL ALL INDIA 260 18 78 2 2
  • As per data provided by States/UTs

# Clarifications are pending from West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya & Sikkim

S. No State/UT B. Offences under IPC (Involving Communication Devices as Medium/Target)

r/w IT Act.

Total Offences under IPC
Counter-feiting Cyber    Blackmailing/Threate ning        (Sec.506,503,384 IPC

r/w IPC/SLL)

Fake News on Social Media (Sec.505) Other Offences (r/w IT Act)
B) Stamps (Sec.255)
1 2 40 41 42 43 44
STATES:
1 Andhra Pradesh 0 25 18 164 789
2 Arunachal Pradesh 0 0 0 0 0
3 Assam 0 29 0 144 386
4 Bihar 0 3 0 0 370
5 Chhattisgarh 0 3 1 20 74
6 Goa 0 0 0 1 12
7 Gujarat 0 6 3 122 447
8 Haryana 0 7 0 20 33
9 Himachal Pradesh 0 0 0 0 1
10 Jammu & Kashmir 0 4 1 2 13
11 Jharkhand 0 1 2 1 239
12 Karnataka 0 2 0 5 60
13 Kerala 0 6 1 30 71
14 Madhya Pradesh 0 20 11 146 286
15 Maharashtra 0 12 6 587 2986
16 Manipur 0 1 0 7 28
17 Meghalaya 0 11 0 0 11
18 Mizoram 0 0 0 0 0
19 Nagaland 0 0 0 0 0
20 Odisha 0 9 0 39 624
21 Punjab 0 14 0 45 99
22 Rajasthan 0 6 0 98 324
23 Sikkim 0 0 0 0 0
24 Tamil Nadu 0 9 30 15 74
25 Telangana 0 16 7 121 619
26 Tripura 0 0 0 1 1
27 Uttar Pradesh 0 12 11 61 758
28 Uttarakhand 0 9 0 0 47
29 West Bengal 0 15 6 51 148
TOTAL STATE(S) 0 220 97 1680 8500
UNION TERRITORIES:
30 A&N Islands 0 0 0 0 3
31 Chandigarh 0 0 0 1 29
32 D&N Haveli 0 0 0 0 0
33 Daman & Diu 0 0 0 0 0
34 Delhi 0 3 0 32 113
35 Lakshadweep 0 0 0 0 2
36 Puducherry 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL STATE(S) 0 3 0 33 147
TOTAL ALL INDIA 0 223 97 1713 8647
  • As per data provided by States/UTs

# Clarifications are pending from West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya & Sikkim

S. No State/UT C. Offences under SLL (Involving Communication Devices as Medium/Target) r/w IT

Act.

Gambling Act (Online Gambling) Lotteries Act (Online Lotteries) Copy Right Act, 1957′ Trade Marks Act, 1999
1 2 45 46 47 48
STATES:
1 Andhra Pradesh 1 0 0 0
2 Arunachal Pradesh 0 0 0 0
3 Assam 0 0 19 0
4 Bihar 0 0 0 0
5 Chhattisgarh 0 0 0 0
6 Goa 0 0 0 0
7 Gujarat 0 0 5 0
8 Haryana 1 0 2 0
9 Himachal Pradesh 0 0 0 0
10 Jammu & Kashmir 0 0 14 0
11 Jharkhand 0 0 2 0
12 Karnataka 0 0 1 0
13 Kerala 0 2 6 0
14 Madhya Pradesh 3 0 2 0
15 Maharashtra 1 0 0 0
16 Manipur 0 0 0 0
17 Meghalaya 0 0 0 0
18 Mizoram 0 0 0 0
19 Nagaland 0 0 0 0
20 Odisha 2 0 0 0
21 Punjab 2 0 1 0
22 Rajasthan 0 0 5 0
23 Sikkim 0 0 0 0
24 Tamil Nadu 0 0 1 0
25 Telangana 1 0 0 0
26 Tripura 0 0 0 0
27 Uttar Pradesh 9 0 0 0
28 Uttarakhand 0 0 0 0
29 West Bengal 0 0 2 0
TOTAL STATE(S) 20 2 60 0
UNION TERRITORIES:
30 A&N Islands 0 0 0 0
31 Chandigarh 0 0 0 0
32 D&N Haveli 0 0 0 0
33 Daman & Diu 0 0 0 0
34 Delhi 0 0 2 0
35 Lakshadweep 0 0 0 0
36 Puducherry 0 0 0 0
TOTAL STATE(S) 0 0 2 0
TOTAL ALL INDIA 20 2 62 0
  • As per data provided by States/UTs

# Clarifications are pending from West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya & Sikkim

 

Cyber Crimes – IT Act Cases (Crime Head-wise & State/UT-wise) – 2018 (Concluded)

 

 

 

 

 

S. No

 

 

 

 

 

State/UT

C. Offences under SLL (Involving Communication Devices as

Medium/Target) r/w IT Act.

 

 

 

 

Total Cyber Crimes (IT Act+ IPC r/w IT Act + SLL r/w IT Act)

 

 

 

 

 

Other SLL Crimes

 

 

 

 

 

Total Offences under SLL

1 2 49 50 51
STATES:
1 Andhra Pradesh 0 1 1207
2 Arunachal Pradesh 0 0 7
3 Assam 0 19 2022
4 Bihar 0 0 374
5 Chhattisgarh 0 0 139
6 Goa 0 0 29
7 Gujarat 0 5 702
8 Haryana 0 3 418
9 Himachal Pradesh 0 0 69
10 Jammu & Kashmir 0 14 73
11 Jharkhand 2 4 930
12 Karnataka 1 2 5839
13 Kerala 3 11 340
14 Madhya Pradesh 1 6 740
15 Maharashtra 6 7 3511
16 Manipur 0 0 29
17 Meghalaya 0 0 74
18 Mizoram 0 0 6
19 Nagaland 0 0 2
20 Odisha 0 2 843
21 Punjab 2 5 239
22 Rajasthan 0 5 1104
23 Sikkim 0 0 1
24 Tamil Nadu 2 3 295
25 Telangana 0 1 1205
26 Tripura 0 0 20
27 Uttar Pradesh 0 9 6280
28 Uttarakhand 1 1 171
29 West Bengal 4 6 335
TOTAL STATE(S) 22 104 27004
UNION TERRITORIES:
30 A&N Islands 0 0 7
31 Chandigarh 0 0 30
32 D&N Haveli 0 0 0
33 Daman & Diu 0 0 0
34 Delhi 0 2 189
35 Lakshadweep 0 0 4
36 Puducherry 0 0 14
TOTAL STATE(S) 0 2 244
TOTAL ALL INDIA 22 106 27248
  • As per data provided by States/UTs

# Clarifications are pending from West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya & Sikkim

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