Cybercrimes on the rise in state
The State is witnessing a considerable rise in cybercrimes. There has been a significant increase in the cases from 276 cases in 2016 to 288 in 2017. In 2018, it saw a rise to 439 cases and this year it has already touched 391 till September.
Only 10 percent of the cybercrimes are being registered in the state said DGP Manoj Abraham exclusively to Mathruhumi.
There is a significant increase in the cybercrimes against women like cyberbullying and creating nude or morphed photos and circulating them widely on social networks. But a majority of them refrain from filing cases against these miscreants as they fear the consequences. They even request the police to set the culprits free after their custodial interrogation.
There has been a rapid increase in the financial fraud activities in the cyberspace. Many people lose their money after paying heed to the fraudulent messages. A changing trend in criminal activities are being noticed. While petty crimes like burglary and chain snatchings are declining, there is a spike in cyber-based frauds and criminal activities.