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Bangalore: Cyber Crime or E-crime is on the rise among middle-aged people, as reported by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). These people range between 30-45 years of age and are usually involved in crimes like illegal gain, eve-teasing and harassment, impersonation, posting abusive messages and stealing photos for misuse. Though the number of crimes by the youth is higher, there has been a significant increase in the number of middle-aged people committing cyber-crime.
Cyber crime is steadily on the rise because of increased use of internet and IT enabled services. It is punishable under the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000 and the Indian Penal Code (IPC). 966 cases were registered under the IT Act in the year 2010 as opposed to 420 cases in 2009, thereby resulting in an increase of 130 percent. Out of the 966 cases, 153 cases were reported in Karnataka, followed by Kerala (148), Maharashtra (142), Andhra Pradesh (105), Rajasthan (52) and Punjab (52). 17.9 percent of 799 people arrested in cases relating to the IT Act were from Maharashtra (143), followed by Kerala (105). The age-wise profile of people arrested in Cyber Crime showed that 54.2 percent of the offenders were in the age group of 18-30 years (433 out of 799) and 37.3 percent were in the age group of 30-45 years (298 out of 799).


A total of 356 cases were reported under the IPC in the year 2010, as opposed to 276 cases in 2009. Maharashtra reported maximum number of such cases (105 out of 356 or 29.2 percent), followed by Andhra Pradesh (66 cases or 18.5 percent) and Chhattisgarh (46 cases or 12.9 percent). The following states have reported higher arrests for Cyber Crimes under the IPC, Andhra Pradesh (126), Maharashtra (64), Chhattisgarh (44) and Punjab (42). The age group-wise profile of such people arrested under the IPC include 48.9 percent (193 out of 394) were in the age group of 30-45 years and 32.9 percent (130 out of 394) were in the age group of 18-30 years.


26 mega cities have reported 347 cases under the IT Act and 15 have reported 150 cases under various sections of the IPC. There was an increase of 123 percent (from 178 cases in 2009 to 397 cases in 2010) in cases under the IT Act as compared to 2009 and a decrease of 10.7 percent (from 168 cases in 2009 to 150 cases in 2010) of cases registered under various sections of the IPC. Hyderabad (51), Delhi (41), Bangalore (40), Jamshedpur (27), Asansol, Bhopal, Chennai, Madurai and Varanasi (10 each) have reported high incidence of cyber crimes (209 out of 347), accounting for more than half of the cases (60.2 percent). Mumbai has reported the highest incidence (41 out of 150) of cases reported under the IPC sections accounting for 27.3 percent, followed by Pune (26 out of 150 or 17.3 percent).

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