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50.27 percent of cyber crime victims in the country are victims of cyber bullying. 73.4 percent of them do not resort to law.
Cyberbullying includes abuse by defacing images, pornographic content, abuse on social media, and online-phone-messaging threats.
And gradually such crimes are increasing.
This information has emerged in a study of Cybercrime Awareness Foundation (CCA Foundation).
The research report titled ‘Cyber Crime Trends in Bangladesh 2022’ was released at the Bangladesh Crime Reporters
Association Auditorium at Segunbagicha in the capital on Saturday (August 13).
According to the research report, misinformation is increasing on social media. Most of the victims are between 18 and 30 years old.
This rate is 80.90 percent. 73.4 percent of victims do not seek legal recourse after being harassed.
Apart from this, only 7.04 percent of the victims who took legal recourse expressed their satisfaction with the legal services
According to the report, the victims do not report the crime anywhere due to various reasons including fear of public embarrassment.
In the overall situation, 8 recommendations are highlighted in the research report along with extensive awareness activities to control cyber crime.
The survey asked 18 questions to 199 individual victims from February 15, 2021 to March 2, 2022.
Based on that opinion, this year’s research report was prepared.
Among the discussants were Sakif Ahmed, Director of ISPAB, an organization of internet service providers, Mohammad Iqbal Hossain,
the former president of the International Association of Technologists, ISACA Dhaka Chapter, and Sultana Ishrat Jahan,
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.