U.P. tops list in crimes against women-The Hindu-10-01-2020
The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) published the annual Crime in India Report 2018 on Wednesday. It was published with provisional data, as five States — West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Sikkim — did not send clarifications sought by the NCRB despite repeated reminders.
It was published with provisional data, as five States West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Sikkim did not send clarifications sought by the NCRB despite repeated reminders.
The 2017 annual crime report was published in October 2019, after a delay of two years.
Findings of the annual Crime in India Report 2018:
According to the report, 3,78,277 cases of crime against women were reported in the country, up from 3,59,849 in 2017.
Uttar Pradesh topped the list, followed by Maharashtra and West Bengal.
The conviction rate in rape-related cases stood at 27.2% even though the rate of filing chargesheets was 85.3% in such cases.
Cruelty by husband or his relatives (31.9%) followed by assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty (27.6%) constituted the major share of crimes against women.
Cognisable crimes showed an increase of 1.3% in the registration of cases compared to 2017.
As many as 27,248 cases of cybercrimes were registered in 2018, up from 21796 cases in 2017.
Rioting accounted for 75.2% of the offences against public tranquillity.
Findings of the Accidental Death and Suicides in India 2018 report:
Suicides by people working in the farm sector accounted for 7.7 % of the total number of suicides in the country in 2018.
The highest number of suicide victims were daily wagers comprising 22.4% of such deaths.
The majority of the suicides was reported in Maharashtra followed by Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.
Many States and Union Territories have reported nil data on suicides by farmers, cultivators and farm labourers.