According to written reply given by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G Kishan Reddy in Lok Sabha, a total of 3,17,439 Cyber Crimes and 5,771 FIRs were registered online through the national cyber crime reporting portal in the last 18 months out of which maximum were reported in Maharashtra and Karnataka.
The Ministry of Home Affairs operationalized the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal on 30th August, 2019. The objective was to provide a centralized mechanism to citizens for online reporting of all types of cyber crime incidents. Special focus was placed on crimes against women and children. The above figures are up to 28th February,2021. Out of the total cases 21,562 cyber crime incidents and 87 FIRs were registered in Karnataka and 50,806 cyber crime incidents and 534 FIRs were registered in Maharashtra.
The minister further said incidents reported on this portal, their conversion into FIRs and their subsequent action are handled by the State and Union Territory Law enforcement agency according to the provisions of the Law. The MHA holds regular interactions with various stakeholders and advises them expediate the disposal of cyber crime incidents.
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