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Cybercrime against Women up 28% since 2019

Published on September 01, 2022
Current Context: As per the data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), cybercrime against women has risen up to 28% since 2019.
Cybercrime against Women up 28% since 2019
  • Of the total incidents of cybercrime in 2021, 20.2% were reported against women.
  • As far as Delhi is concerned, the national capital in 2021 witnessed a 111% increase in cybercrime as compared to the previous year, according to the NCRB.
  • Cybercrime against women primarily includes instances of cyber pornography, posting/ publishing of obscene sexual materials, cyber stalking, bullying, defamation, morphing, and the creation of fake profiles.
  • The report also mentioned that the conviction rate with respect to cybercrime against women has jumped three times since 2019.
  • The headquarters of the NCRB is in New Delhi and it comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs.


Q.1 According to the NCRB Data of 2021, cyber crime against women was highest in?
a. Uttar Pradesh
b. Bihar
c. Maharashtra
d. Karnataka
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