Hyderabad: For the record, crime against women has reduced by 18.66 percent in Cyberabad this year.

Around 2302 cases of crime against women were registered in Cyberabad in 2020. Last year, around 2830 cases of crime against women were registered in the Cyberabad Commissionerate area.

Of the crimes against women, around 934 were related to harassment. Around 274 cases of rape and 311 cases of kidnapping were also reported in 2020.

"One of the primary reasons for the decline is the lockdown. During the lockdown, we have seen less number of crimes against women. Also, because the transportation was restricted, most of the women have not come forward to complain. Also, domestic violence cases were very less this year as during the lockdown, the husband of the victim was there at home and they hesitated to come forward and complain," said C Anasuya, DCP, Women and Child Safety Wing, Telangana.

Crime against children under the POCSO act has also reduced by 12.24 percent. The number of cases registered in 2020 was 559 as against 637 cases in 2019. Around 158 cases of rape and 146 cases of kidnapping were reported in 2020 under Cyberabad Commissionerate.

Crime against weaker sections has also reduced by 7.5 percent. The number of cases registered in 2020 was 197 as against 213 in 2019. Around 38 cases of rape have been reported against weaker sections this year.

Fatal road accident in Cyberabad has also reduced by 22.7 percent. The number of cases registered in 2020 was around 625 as against 809 cases in 2019.

However, cybercrime has increased by 135 percent in the Cyberabad area this year.

Cyberabad police commissioner VS Sajjanar said 1119 cases of cybercrime were reported in 2020. Last year around 477 cases were reported.

Around 1073 cases of cheating were reported in 2020. In 2019, only 427 cybercrime cheating cases were reported.

The overall crime rate in 2020 in Cyberabad Commissionerate has increased by 6.65 percent. In 2020, around 24868 crimes were reported. Last year, around 23320 crimes were reported.

Economic offences have also increased by 42 percent. The number of cases registered in 2020 was 1448 as against 849 cases in 201



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