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NCRB report on crime

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  • September 16, 2021
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NCRB report on crime

Part of: Prelims and GS II – Laws and Policies

Context National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report on Crime in India was recently launched. 

Key findings of the report

  • The Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown resulted in a drop in traditional crimes like theft, robbery, and assault on women and children in 2020.
  • There was a 28% increase in the registration of cases in 2020 in the country compared to 2019, primarily owing to the violation of COVID-19 norms. 
  • An almost 21-fold jump was recorded in cases of disobedience to the order duly promulgated by public servants
  • Crimes against Scheduled Castes showed an increase of 9.4%. 
  • offences against the Scheduled Tribe communities showed an increase of 9.3% over 2019

What is The National Crime Records 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).

News Source: TH 

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