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Cyber crimes in Pune up, but more cases solved

Friday, 8 February 2013 - 2:26pm IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

Though the number of cyber crimes in Pune has risen, the number of cases solved have also significantly increased.

The number of cyber crimes in the city has gone up from 93 in 2011 to 108 in 2012. On the brighter side, the number of solved cases has increased from 58 in 2011 to 65 in 2012 and the number of arrested persons is up from 43 in 2011 to 52 in 2012.

In 2012, the maximum number of cyber crime cases reported to the Pune police were about misuse of social networking sites, issuing threats by email and bank frauds. The number of cases of misuse of social networking sites increased from 55 in 2011 to 60 in 2012. The number of email threats increased from 26 in 2011 to 35 in 2012.

There was a marginal rise in other crime heads such as bank frauds, credit card frauds, Nigerian frauds and website hacking, while there was a marginal decrease in data theft cases.

Deputy commissioner of police (cyber crime) Dr Sanjay Shinde said the major achievement of the Pune police in 2012 was to curb the number of unsecured Wi-Fi connections in the city by spreading public awareness. He said in 2012, the police checked 1,699 Wi-Fi connections of which 1,082 were highly secured, 361 secured, 248 average secured and eight totally unsecured.

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