The Union Home Minister Shri. P.Chidambaram released “Crime In India-2010” a publication of national importance brought out by National Crime Records Bureau in New Delhi today. Shri N.K. Tripathi, Director General, NCRB, Smt. B. Bhamathi, Additional Secretary, MHA and Shri.P.R.K.Naidu, Joint Director, NCRB, were present during this occasion. NCRB publishes Crime in India from the year 1953 and the current edition “Crime in India-2010”is its 58th edition. Crime in India is a compilation and analysis of crime statistics on various types of crimes which had taken place in that year in India. This report is widely referred by policy makers, police personnel, researchers, NGOs, media persons and other stake holders.
On this occasion, the Hon’ble Union Home Minister Shri.P.Chidambaram also released another important publication of NCRB, “Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India-2010”. Looking at the value of human life, NCRB brings out this publication annually from the year 1967 to analyse the loss of valuable human lives in various types of accidents, natural calamity and suicides in this country. This publication helps various ministries and other stake holders to analyse the reasons for such accidents/suicides and take preventive steps required to prevent the loss of valuable human lives in such incidents.
NCRB has digitized all the editions of Crime in India from 1953 to 2010 and Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India from the year 1967 to 2010.
NCRB has planned to bring out the next edition of these reports in the month of April 2012. NCRB is also implementing CCTNS(Crime and criminal tracking network and systems) a mission mode project of the Home Ministry under national e-Governance plan to connect all the 15000 police stations and 6000 odd higher police offices across the country. This project is likely to be rolled out by March 2012. Once this project becomes operational, the publication of these reports would become available at the end of the year as NCRB will receive data on-line.
“Crime in India 2010” throws light on the crime scenario in the country for the year 2010.
Crime in 2010 has increased by 4.9% compared to 2009. In 2010 a total of 22,24,831 crimes were reported under Indian Penal Code against 21,21,345 cases in the year 2009. Murder cases during the year 2010 (33,335) went up by 3.0% as compared to 2009 (32,369).
Cases under the following heads shown an increasing trend in the year 2010 compared to 2009 – Attempt to commit murder increased by 1.3%, rape cases increased by 3.6%, Kidnapping & Abduction cases increased by 13.5%,Robbery cases increased by 4.4% and Dowry Deaths increased by 0.1%. Crime against women during 2010 (2,13,585) has gone up by 4.8% compared to 2009 (2,03,804). Crime against children has also gone up by 10.3% in 2010(26,694) compared to 2009 (24,201).
Crime against Scheduled castes declined by 2.6% in 2010 (32,712) compared to 2009 (33594).Crime against Scheduled Tribes during 2010 (5885) has shown an increase of 8.5% as compared to 5425 cases in 2009.
As per another publication, Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India 2010 3,84,649 lives were lost in Accidents in the year 2010. In 2009 this figure stood at 3,57,021 indicating an increase of 7.7%. Road accidents caused the death of 1, 33,938 persons in the year 2010 which is 5.5% increase compared to 2009(1, 26,896).
1,34,599 persons committed suicides in the year 2010.Family problem was the major reason for such suicides (31,856) followed by illness (28,464). Of the total suicides reported 44,535 persons (33.1%) consumed poison to commit suicide and 42,266 persons (31.4%) committed suicide by hanging.