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Explained: What's new in crime report, and the data -Deeptiman Tiwary

-The Indian Express

Latest NCRB report introduces categories for cyber crimes against women, cases of insult under SC/ST Act, duration of delay in closing police & court cases

ON MONDAY, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) released the much delayed crime data for 2017. While it was without some crucial data categories, the data included were more fleshed out than in the 2016 crime report.

The NCRB has introduced more than three dozen new categories and sub-categories of crimes under various heads.
The report omits data on mob lynchings, khap killings, murder by influential people and killings for religious reasons.

Data on farmer suicides after 2015 are yet to be published although, sources said, the fully compiled data had been sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs 20 months ago.

New categories, broadly

At least four categories where significant diversification of data can be seen are crimes against women and children, atrocities against Dalits, cases of corruption, and time taken by police and courts to take cases to their conclusion.
For the first time, the NCRB has introduced categories of cyber crimes against women and children.

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