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CYBERCRIMES INCREASE IN 2008: POLICE CHIEF
[January 01, 2009]

CYBERCRIMES INCREASE IN 2008: POLICE CHIEF


Jakarta, Dec 31, 2009 (Asia Pulse Data Source via COMTEX) --
The National Police has said that the number of cybercrimes in Indonesia increased 28.77 percent to 94 cases in 2008 from 73 a year earlier.

"The number of cybercrimes in 2008 increased by 28.77 percent if compared with that of 2007 which stood at 73 cases," National Police Chief Gen Bambang Hendarso Danuri said in a year-end exposure here on Tuesday.

He said that the cybercrimes included gambling in the internet through websites www.sbobet.com in East Java and www.IBCBET.com in Jakarta. Twenty suspects were arrested in these cases.

In connection with crimes on state assets, the national police chief said police received reports on 4,193 cases and 2,688 cases of which were successfully investigated.

"Last year, there were 5,314 cases of which 4,085 were successfully investigated. Thus, the number of cases this year declines by 1,121 cases," Danuri said.




The outstanding case on state asset crime was corruption. On this crime, police recorded 298 cases where 184 cases were successfully taken to court. The state money which was recovered amounted Rp185,462,257,186 plus US$4,617,591.


The number of conventional crime cases such as murders, thefts and gambling which was settled in 2008 increased, he said.

In 2008, there were 184,108 cases of which 97,268 were successfully investigated. In the same period in 2007, there were 251,223 cases of which 130,261 cases were investigated.***7***

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