As per statistics provided by the Maharashtra Police this year 2022 from January to April total 2441 Cyber Crime Cases was registered across the state, of which 353 cases were detected and 335 persons were arrested.
Statistics further reveal that in Mumbai alone 1468 cases were registered followed by Thane (121 cases) and Pune (74 cases).
According to statistics, Mira- Bhayandar-Vasai-Virar police and Navi Mumbai Police registered 73 cases, followed by Nagpur City (64), Pimpri Chinchwad (56), Jalgaon (39), Beed (36), Buldhana (34), Nagpur Rural (32), Ahmednagar (31), Jalna and Aurangabad City (30), Amravati City (22), Latur (21), Solapur Rural (20), Raigad and Kolhapur (18), Aurangabad Rural and Satara (17).
However least cases were registered in cities and districts Washim and Hingoli (2), Thane Rural (3), Solapur City (4), Gadchiroli (5), Dhule and Nandurbar (6), Gondia, Palghar, Parbhani (7), Amravati Rural (8), Nashik City (9), Akola (10), Sindhudurg & Nashik Rural (11). Bhandara, Osmanabad & Sangli (12), Ratnagiri and Pune Rural (13).
In accordance to police statistics of the 1468 cases registered, only 76 percent of cyber-crime cases were detected and a total 104 persons were arrested.
Ironically, most cyber-crime cases registered are of cheating (617), followed by credit card/online fraud cases (477) and obscene email/SMS/MMS cases (111).
Further analysis of cyber-crime cases reveals that 47 cases of fake social media profile/morphine emails/SMS had been registered, hacking (26), pornography (19), phishing/man-in-middle attack/spoofing mail (17), sextortion (15), data theft (4), tampering of source code (4).
But, there were zero detection cases in tampering of source code, purchase fraud, admission fraud and insurance/provident fund fraud cases.
Prime reasons for reflection of cyber-crime in Mumbai is high than in other cities. This is because there is a vast use of digital payment systems in Mumbai.
Secondly, people are more aware about cyber-crime and are surging ahead to report even cases with the smallest of amounts involved.
In Mumbai there are cyber-crime police stations in each region and the officers are working relentlessly.
A Police officer in anonymity says many cases have been successful and victims have received their money.
News Input: K. V. Raman