NCRB study on Missing Women & Children
Part of: GS Prelims and GS Mains II – Secularism
- In 2019, the Supreme Court had directed the NCRB to “analyse the data on missing persons [especially on women and children], so that areas prone to persons being trafficked can be identified”.
- Report says that The highest number of women and children who go missing in the country are from Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh respectively.
From Prelims Point of View:
National Crime Record Bureau
- HQ in New Delhi, set-up in 1986 under the Ministry of Home Affairs
- To function as a repository of information on crime and criminals so as to assist the investigators in linking crime to the perpetrators.
- It was set up based on the recommendations of the National Police Commission (1977-1981) and the MHA’s Task Force (1985).
- NCRB brings out the annual comprehensive statistics of crime across the country (‘Crime in India’ report).
- The report serves as a crucial tool in understanding the law and order situation across the country.