Online sexual exploitation cases rise, card fraud dips
Posted On : Saturday, January 11, 2020, 4:03 PM
Cases of sexual exploitation online rose 33.1% while card frauds dipped 21.7% in cybercrimes registered in the city in 2018 as compared to the year before, an analysis of the latest NCRB data shows. Overall, cyber offences climbed by 8.1% from 1,362 in 2017 to 1,482 in 2018 in Mumbai, meaning it had the second most cases (after Bengaluru with 5,253), but when it came to the crime rate (offences per lakh of population) it dropped to fifth position among cities, said the National Crime Records Bureau report for 2018. Analysis of the cases filed in the city showed 305 cases of sexual harassment were registered in 2018 against 204 in 2017 - the maximum in the country by a long margin - and card fraud cases fell from 446 in 2017 to 349. Overall, cases of fraud rose marginally from 864 in 2017 to 892 in 2018.