Monday, July 2, 2012

Crime Report 2011 from NCRB

National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) releases its data of crime happen in India for the year 2011. The report made public on Saturday , June 30, 2012 and shows alarming situation of crime in India. Highlights of this reports given below

  • The report shows crimes under IPC has registered a 2.5% rise in 2011 over previous year; while crimes under special and local laws -such as Arms Act and Gambling Act - have declined by 7.4%.
  • Total number of crimes reported in India in 2011 are 62.5 lakh.
  • 1442 people died due to accidents and suicides every day. In which every day suicide cases were 372.
  • Two third of women committed suicide were housewives.
  • 452 people died and 1298 were injured in rail and road accidents daily.
  • Number of murders has increased by 250% , rape by 873% and kidnapping and abduction by 749% since 1953.
  • Burglary and breakins have shown a declining trend in 59 years.
  • All other crimes have been steadily climbing since 1953.
  • Delhi is most violent city, confirming the assumption. New Delhi accounted for almost 10% of crimes reported from India's 53 mega cities that have over a population of 10 lakh each.
  • Delhi topped among mega cities in cognizable crimes.
  • West Bengal is most cruel toward women. The state has maximum number of crimes against women
  • MP is India's rape capital. MP has reported highest number of rape cases (3406) , accounting for 14.1% of the total such cases in the country last year.
  • The report finds that in 94% of the rape cases , the offenders were known to the victims and 10.6% rape victims were under 14 years, while 19% were teenagers. 
  • Kerala has the highest rate of violent crimes.
  • UP accounts for 33.4% of total crimes in India i.e every third crime from UP
  • India's 53 cities have been seeing spurt in criminal activity and are more violent than the states in which they are located .
  • Delhi , Kanpur , Mumbai  and Bengaluru accounted for 9.9% , 7.3%, 6.7% and 6.3% of criminal activities, respectively. 
  • Asansol in Bengal jas reported significant increase of 83.7% of IPC crimes as compared to 2010.
  • Statistics show crime against women has been steadily rising.
  • The criminal incidents against women were reported 2.28 lakh in 2011 as compared to 2.13 lakh in previous year.
  • Bengal , with 7.5% of India's population, has accounted for 12.7% of the total crime against women and reported 29,133 cases.
  • Andhra Pradesh accounting for nearly 7% of the population of the country recorded 12.4% of the total crimes against women in India.
  • There has been a substantial rise in custodial deaths. It was 104 in 2011 against only 70 in 2010. 
  • In front of cyber criminal activities, these activities have doubled in India in the past one year. 1791 cases of  such crimes were registered in 2011 as compared to 966 such crimes in 2010.
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Ref: Times of India, Dated : July 1, 2012, Sunday
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