Annual Crime in India Report 2018

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News: The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) published the Annual Crime in India Report 2018

Facts:

Key highlights

  • Overall crime in India increased 1.3% in 2018 compared to 2017
  • crime rate per lakh population was 383.5 in 2018
  • Uttar Pradesh accounted for most number of crime against women followed by Maharashtra and West Bengal
  •  Madhya Pradesh accounted for the most rapes in the country. Among Union territories, Delhi recorded the highest number of rapes.
  •  27,248 cases of cybercrimes were registered in 2018.

Additional Information:

Accidental Death and Suicides in India 2018 report

  •  Majority of the suicides were reported in Maharashtra, followed by Tamil Nadu
  • 10,349 people working in the farm sector suicided in 2018

National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)

  • It is an attached office of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • The agency is responsible for collecting and analysing crime data as defined by the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Special and Local Laws (SLL).