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NCRB crime statistics for 2017

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NCRB crime statistics for 2017


What to study?

For Prelims: Key findings.

For Mains: Concerns, challenges and ways to address them.


Context: The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has released its crime statistics for the year 2017.


Key findings:

Women safety: Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and West Bengal are deemed most unsafe for women.

Riots cases: There were 58,880 incidents of rioting in 2017 of which the maximum incidents were reported from Bihar at 11,698, followed by Uttar Pradesh at 8,990. Of the total, communal and sectarian riots accounted for the largest.

Among union territories, Delhi recorded the most murder cases in 2017 at 487.

Fake news: NCRB for the first time collected data on circulation of “false/fake news and rumours.” Maximum incidents were reported from Madhya Pradesh (138).

A new category of offences committed by various categories of “Anti-National Elements”: Maximum offences were committed by Left Wing Extremist (LWE) operatives (652), followed by North East insurgents (421) and Terrorists (Jihadi and other elements) (371). Most killings took place in Chhattisgarh. 

Sources: the Hindu.