As per the latest data released by National Crime Records Bureau, Maharashtra reported the highest number of cases of cyberstalking/bullying of women for three years in a row – 1,126.
According to a report in The Times of India, Maharashtra also accounts for one-third of the total 2,051 cyberstalking/bullying cases reported across India from 2017 to 2019. Andhra Pradesh comes a distant second with 184 cases and Haryana third with 97 cases.
With 1,503 cases in 2019 as against 1,262 in 2018, Maharashtra was ranked second among states in cybercrimes against women. The state saw a 19% rise in such cases over these years.