Crimes against Scheduled Tribes saw 26% rise in 2019: NCRB report - The Hindu - 01/10/2020

Crime in India report 2019 has been published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

Crime against women:

From 2018, the rate of crime against women has risen by 7.3%.
India recorded an average of 87 rape cases every day in 2019.
Assam reported the highest rate of crimes against women.
Uttar Pradesh also had the highest number of crimes against girl children under the POCSO Act, followed by Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

Crimes against SCs and STs:

Crimes against members of the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and the Scheduled Tribes (STs) saw an increase of over 7% and 26% in 2019 compared with the 2018 figures.
It showed an increase of 1.6% in the registration of cases over 2018.
Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest number of crimes against the SCs in 2019, followed by Rajasthan and Bihar.
In the number of cases of rape of women belonging to the SCs, Rajasthan topped the list followed by Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
Madhya Pradesh recorded the highest number of cases against the STs, followed by Rajasthan and Odisha.
The highest number of incidents of rape of tribal women was registered in Madhya Pradesh.

Murder and kidnapping cases:

Murder cases across India in 2019 reported a slight dip – 0.3% – from the previous year.
Kidnapping cases also reported a decline of 0.7% in 2019.

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