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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.

Question:

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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