Cybercrimes in the city surged 112% in five years —from 1,361 cases in 2017 to 2,883 in 2021—according to a report released by the non-profit Praja Foundation recently.
Cheating cases, whether through loan apps, matrimonial frauds or job scams, topped the list of cybercrimes last year with 1,154 FIRs being lodged. Online frauds involving debit/credit cards were next on the list—1,075 FIRs filed. According to the data, the detection rate of cybercrimes was low at 16% in 2021.
Experts pointed out that the number of FIRs being registered were very less compared to actual complaints.