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Crime in India increased by 4.9 percent in 2010

October 27, 2011 - New Delhi

Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram released "Crime In India-2010" a publication of national importance brought out by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) here today, which showed crime in 2010 rose by 4.9 per cent compared to 2009.

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.

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. It is also implementing 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 2010 has increased by 4.9 per cent 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 per cent 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 per cent, rape cases increased by 3.6 per cent, kidnapping and abduction cases increased by 13.5 per cent, robbery cases increased by 4.4 per cent and dowry deaths increased by 0.1 per cent.


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