National Crime Records Bureau (ncrb)
Jharkhand  /  Published 04.01.22

Witch slur assault on brothers

Cases of assault over allegation of witchcraft continues in the tribal state of Jharkhand even after a bill against mob-lynching has been passed in the Assembly. According to the National Crime Recor...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 08.12.21

Gaps remain: trafficking bill

Noble intentions are not enough to bring about real change in society; they must be accompanied by watertight policies and organized law enforcement. This is especially true of the trafficking in pers...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 16.11.21

Deep gloom

Late last month, the 2020 report on accidental deaths and suicides in India released by the National Crime Records Bureau threw up some disconcerting, but not unexpected, data. The pandemic year saw a...
By Jaideep Hardikar

Opinion  /  Published 15.11.21

Marital woes

The prevalence of child marriage in India lays bare the twin failures of the State. The first is a low score on the Human Development Index. Pervasive child marriage leads to a high school drop-out ra...
By Sudip Chakraborty

Opinion  /  Published 02.11.21

Mind trouble: suicides amid Covid

It beggars belief that India lost more lives to suicide in 2020 than to Covid-19. Yet this is exactly what the latest data from the National Crime Records Bureau reveal. Suicides in India increased by...
By The Editorial Board


India  /  Published 01.10.21

Over 350 crimes against kids each day in India

A total of 1,28,531 crimes against children were recorded in India last year, implying that an average of 350 such cases were reported each day during the pandemic, according to an NGO's analysis ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 24.09.21

Women hit hardest by pandemic

Women have been hit hardest by the pandemic. On the one hand, the female labour participation rate in India fell to 16.1 per cent in 2020, the lowest among major economies. On the other hand, there wa...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 20.09.21

Changing nature of crime in India

Crime must be met with punishment in a polity that honours the rule of law. But punishment need not be a deterrent by itself. What is required is continuous engagement with the nature of criminal acti...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 16.09.21

Delhi reports maximum rape, murder cases in 2020 among metro cities

  Delhi accounted for nearly 40 per cent of all rape cases and almost 25 per cent murder cases among 19 metropolitan cities in India in 2020, according to the latest government data. Altogether...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.09.21

Dissent cases on the rise: NRCB report

The Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown resulted in a drop in traditional crimes like theft, robbery, and assault on women and children in 2020, but there was a drastic jump in disobedience t...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi


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