3.4% Rise of Crime in India: NCRB

The National Crime Records Bureau’s (NCRB) report was released by the home ministry.

According to report, overall, incidents of crime in 2015 increased by only 3.4% over 2014 to 7.3 million.

The data reveals that crimes against women and foreigners, environmental offences and cases of sedition have decreased while cases related to human trafficking and cyber crimes have witnessed an increase.

Crime in India’s 53 cities with a population in excess of a million saw a nearly 10% jump to 676,086. Here are some key highlights from the 2015 report.

Nearly 75% of all environmental crimes in India are reported from Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, data shows.

The data, however, showed that environment-related crimes across the country fell in 2015, with 5,156 offences compared to 5,846 incidents in 2014.

Data from the NCRB shows the previous year saw a staggering 45,003 cases of crimes were reported against individuals belonging to the Scheduled Castes.

As per estimates of the Dalit population population made by the NCRB, this works out to a crime rate of 22.3 per 100,000.

Rajasthan saw the highest crime rate of 57.3 against SCs, followed by Andhra Pradesh (52.3), Bihar (38.9) and Madhya Pradesh (36.9) per 100,000 population.

Cases of rape have fallen by 5.7% — coming down from 36,735 in 2014 to 34,651 in 2015. Incidents of gangrape too have shown a decrease from 2,346 in 2014 to 2,113 in 2015.