Karnataka, Kerala top in cheating cases among southern states

Karnataka, Kerala top in cheating cases among southern states

Kerala and Karnataka top in south India when it comes to cases of cheating, forgery and criminal breach of trust where the value of property lost is above Rs 1 crore.

Karnataka is the only southern state where a case of cheating involving over Rs 100 crore was registered in 2015, according to the ‘Crime in India 2015’ report.

 According to the report prepared by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), these states together account for 251 of the 1,825 cases reported under cheating, forgery and criminal breach of trust. Kerala topped the list with 76 cases in south India followed by Karnataka and Telangana with 46 cases each. Tamil Nadu had 43 cases while Andhra Pradesh accounted for the remaining 40. Across India, Bihar topped the list with 358 cases followed by Delhi (299), Maharashtra (234) and Uttar Pradesh (222).

 The highest number of cheating cases were recorded in Kerala (65) while Karnataka came second with 40 cases.

According to statistics, 32 cases in Karnataka had the value of property lost in cheating cases between Rs 1 and Rs 10 while it was five in the Rs 1-Rs 25 crore bracket. There was  one case each in the brackets of Rs 25-50 crore, Rs 50-100 crore and above Rs 100 crore.

 Kerala had 64 cases where the value of property lost in cheating cases was between Rs 1 and Rs 10 while it had one case in the Rs 50-100-crore bracket.

 There were no cases of fraud or forgery that resulted in a loss of over Rs 1 crore in Karnataka in 2015.

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