Chennai: When the cyber crimes showed an upward trend in 2015 all over the country, the number of such crimes in Tamil Nadu came down from 172 to 142. Cases around India went up from 9,622 in 2014 to 11,592 last year.
Nationwide, there was a 20 per cent increase in the number of cases and 41 per cent increase in the number of people arrested. In TN, such cases decreased 17 per cent while the number of arrests went up up by 4 per cent from 120 to 125.
Of people arrested in connection with cyber crime cases, a good many were either relatives or friends of the victims. Disgruntled employees and business rivals of the victims were also arrested by the police.
Maharashtra topped the list with 2,208 cases and 1,699 arrests last year followed by Maharashtra with 2,195 cases. Telangana and UP police had arrested 21 and 12 cyber terrorists respectively last year Tamil Nadu had arrested 8 professional hackers in various cyber crimes last year.
Dip in murder for gain too
A slight dip was recorded in the murder for gain cases reported in the state in 2015 when compared to the previous years. As many as 107 murder for gain cases were reported in 2015 while the state recorded 127 murder for gain cases in 2014. The country totally recorded a total of 2,408 murder for gain cases in 2015 which was only 1,702 murder for gain cases.
The State had reported as many as 142 murdered due to property dispute, 420 murdered due to personal vendatta, 5 murdered for dowry, one was murdered due to communal reasons, 10 were murdered due to casteism, three were political murders, one was killed for honour, three murdered after rape, 175 murdered in love affairs, 123 murdered due to illicit relationship, 4 were murdered after kidnap, and 751 murdered in various other reasons. A total of 1,748 were murdered in the State in 2015....