1.13 lakh people cheated, 1.2 lakh cheats arrested

1.13 lakh people cheated, 1.2 lakh cheats arrested

Around 1.13 lakh people fell victim to cheating in India last year in 1.09 lakh incidents.
Of them, 797 incidents saw loss of money or property worth over Rs 1 crore. The law has responded by putting 1.2 lakh people behind the bars, the 'Crime in India 2014’ report by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) said.

Rajasthan has recorded the highest number of cheating cases (21,191) involving 21,679 victims. Uttar Pradesh is a distant second with 10,636 cases (10,640 victims) followed by Maharashtra (10,765 victims in 9,959 cases) and Telangana (8,701 in 8,519 cases).
Karnataka is the second southern state after Telangana to find a space in the top five (6,935 cases involving 7,143 victims).

Among 53 metros with over 10 lakh people, Jaipur and Delhi saw the highest number of cheating cases with 4,634 and 4,119 incidents, respectively.

Bengaluru third
Bengaluru came third with 3,045 cases in which 3,098 became victims. Hyderabad had 2,557 and Mumbai 2,594 cases. Except for seven metros, all others had cases below 1,000.
With 82,225 cheating cases pending from 2013, the total cases for investigation rose to 1.90 lakh by the end of 2014.

At the end of 2014, 3.01 lakh cheating cases are still pending in trial courts.

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