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Crime in India 2019 Report released by NCRB

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  • October 6, 2020
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Crime in India 2019 Report released by NCRB

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Issues related to SCs & STs

In news

  • Recently, Crime in India 2019 report was released.
  • Released by: The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) 

Key takeaways

  • There is an increase in crimes against Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) in 2019 as compared to 2018.
  • Crime against SCs: Increased by over 7% 
  • Crimes against STs: Increased by 26% 
  • Highest number of crimes against SCs: (1) Uttar Pradesh; (2) Rajasthan; (3) Bihar.
  • Highest number of cases against STs: (1) Madhya Pradesh; (2) Rajasthan; (3) Odisha.
  • Registration of cognizable crimes: Increase of 1.6% 
  • Crimes Against Women: Increase of 7.3% 
  • Cybercrimes: Increased by 63.5% 

Do you know?

  • Cognizable crimes comprise Indian Penal Code (IPC) ones and Special and Local Laws (SLL) crimes.
  • Cognisable offence means an offence in which a police officer has the authority to make an arrest without a warrant.
  • SLL are Acts that are framed by the state government for specific issues.

Important value additions

National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB)

  • Headquarter: New Delhi
  • Set-up: 1986 
  • Ministry: Ministry of Home Affairs 
  • Objective: 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).

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