UP tops in Sexual Content related Cyber Crimes while West Bengal 5th in the list

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The Union Minister for Women & Child Development and Textiles, Smt. Smriti Irani presenting the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana awards, at a function, in New Delhi on February 03, 2020. The Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Shri Rabindra Panwar is also seen.
The Union Minister for Women & Child Development and Textiles, Smt. Smriti Irani presenting the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana awards, at a function, in New Delhi on February 03, 2020. The Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Shri Rabindra Panwar is also seen.
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Cyber Crimes

By PIB Delhi

The Information Technology Act, 2000 has provisions for dealing with various types of cybercrimes. Sections 43, 43A, 66, 66B, 66C, 66D, 66E, 66F, 67, 67A, 67B, 71, 72, 72A, 73 and 74 provides punishment/penalty for various cyber crimes.

Sections 66E, 67, 67A specifically deal with cybercrime related to pornography. Section 67B provides punishment for publishing or transmitting of material depicting children in sexually explicit actin electronic form.

Sections 13 to Section 15 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act also provide for stringent punishment provisions against child pornography.

As per information provided by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) the total number of cases registered under Section 67 & Section 67A of IT Act (Publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form and Publishing or transmitting of material containingsexually explicit act in electronic form) and Section 67B of IT Act (Publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act in electronic form), State/UT-wise including Delhi for the year 2016, is at Annexure-I.

The NCRB started collecting data on cyber crime against women and children since 2017. The State/UT-wise details of the number of cases registered under Cyber-crimes (involving computer as medium/target) for crime against women and childrenis at Annexure-II and Annexure-III respectively.

ANNEXURE-I

LState/UTPublishing or Transmitting Obscene Material in Electronic form and Publishing or Transmitting of Material containing Sexually Explicit Act in Electronic form (Section 67 & 67A of IT Act)Publishing or transmitting of material depicting children in Sexually explicit act in electronic form (Sec. 67B of IT Act)
CRCR
1Andhra Pradesh70
2Arunachal Pradesh00
3Assam1140
4Bihar90
5Chhattisgarh170
6Goa10
7Gujarat141
8Haryana290
9Himachal Pradesh40
10Jammu & Kashmir01
11Jharkhand10
12Karnataka702
13Kerala421
14Madhya Pradesh360
15Maharashtra833
16Manipur00
17Meghalaya20
18Mizoram00
19Nagaland00
20Odisha70
21Punjab260
22Rajasthan433
23Sikkim00
24Tamil Nadu270
25Telangana200
26Tripura10
27Uttar Pradesh2775
28Uttarakhand140
29West Bengal640
 TOTAL STATE(S)90816
30A&N Islands20
31Chandigarh40
32D&N Haveli10
33Daman & Diu00
34Delhi151
35Lakshadweep00
36Puducherry00
 TOTAL UT(S)221
 TOTAL (ALL INDIA)93017
Source: Crime in India 

ANNEXURE-II

SLState/UT20172018
Cases ReportedCases Reported
1Andhra Pradesh173217
2Arunachal Pradesh01
3Assam379670
4Bihar3614
5Chhattisgarh8964
6Goa921
7Gujarat94184
8Haryana79112
9Himachal Pradesh3052
10Jammu & Kashmir1323
11Jharkhand2613
12Karnataka7291374
13Kerala126160
14Madhya Pradesh192276
15Maharashtra11191262
16Manipur279
17Meghalaya632
18Mizoram44
19Nagaland02
20Odisha62228
21Punjab6197
22Rajasthan89116
23Sikkim01
24Tamil Nadu5377
25Telangana196336
26Tripura15
27Uttar Pradesh265340
28Uttarakhand3078
29West Bengal270170
 TOTAL STATE(S)41585938
30A&N Islands25
31Chandigarh55
32D&N Haveli10
33Daman & Diu00
34Delhi7679
35Lakshadweep03
36Puducherry00
 TOTAL UT(S)8492
 TOTAL (ALL INDIA)42426030
Source: Crime in IndiaNote: Clarifications are pending from West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya & Sikkim for the year 2018

ANNEXURE-III

SLState/UT20172018
Cases ReportedCases Reported
1Andhra Pradesh112
2Arunachal Pradesh00
3Assam19
4Bihar00
5Chhattisgarh47
6Goa22
7Gujarat412
8Haryana01
9Himachal Pradesh12
10Jammu & Kashmir10
11Jharkhand00
12Karnataka025
13Kerala025
14Madhya Pradesh515
15Maharashtra2757
16Manipur20
17Meghalaya01
18Mizoram00
19Nagaland00
20Odisha07
21Punjab45
22Rajasthan62
23Sikkim01
24Tamil Nadu35
25Telangana02
26Tripura01
27Uttar Pradesh327
28Uttarakhand02
29West Bengal195
 TOTAL STATE(S)83225
30A&N Islands01
31Chandigarh00
32D&N Haveli00
33Daman & Diu00
34Delhi56
35Lakshadweep00
36Puducherry00
 TOTAL UT(S)57
 TOTAL (ALL INDIA)88232
Source: Crime in IndiaNote: Clarifications are pending from West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya & Sikkim for the year 2018

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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