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According to Crime in India 2011 published by the National Crime Records Bureau, http://ncrb.gov.in/:

Women

•    The total number of incidents of crime against women stood at 2,28,650 in 2011 while the same stood at 2,13,585 in 2010.

•    West Bengal reported 12.7% of total such cases in the country (29,133 out of 2,28,650). Tripura reported the highest crime rate (37.0) as compared to the National average rate of 18.9.

•    The proportion of IPC crimes committed against women towards total IPC crimes has increased during last 5 years from 8.8% in the year 2007 to 9.4% during the year 2011.

•    Madhya Pradesh has reported the highest number of Rape cases (3,406), Molestation (6,665) and Importation of Girls (45) accounting for 14.1%, 15.5% and 56.3% respectively of total such cases reported in the country.

•    Andhra Pradesh has reported 42.7% (3,658) of Sexual Harassment cases.

•    Highest cases of Kidnapping & Abduction 21.2% (7,525) and Dowry Deaths 26.9% (2,322) were reported in Uttar Pradesh.

•    A total of 33,789 cases of crime against women were reported from 53 mega cities out of 2,28,650 cases reported in the country during 2011.

•    Among 53 cities, Delhi (City) accounted for 13.3% (4,489) of total crimes against women followed by Bengaluru-5.6% (1,890) and Hyderabad-5.5% (1,860).

Children

•    The total number of incidents of crime against children stood at 33098 in 2011 while the same stood at 26694 in 2010.

•    An increase of 24.0% was reported in incidence of crime against Children in 2011 over 2010.

•    Percentage distribution of crime against children w.r.t. all India figures for the year 2011 was Uttar Pradesh (16.6%), Madhya Pradesh (13.2%), Delhi (12.8%), Maharashtra (10.2%), Bihar & Andhra Pradesh (6.7% each), Chhattisgarh (5.4%), Rajasthan (4.5%), West Bengal (4.4%) and Gujarat (3.4%).

Human Trafficking

•    2.8% increase in human trafficking incidence was observed in 3,517 cases in 2011 as compared to 3,422 in 2010.

•    122.2% of increase of cases of ‘Importation of Girls’ was reported during 2011 over 2010.

Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

•    The total number of incidents of crime against SCs stood at 33719 in 2011 while the same stood at 32712 in 2010.

•    The total number of incidents of crime against STs stood at 5756 in 2011 while the same stood at 5885 in 2010.

•    Uttar Pradesh reported 22.8% of total crimes against Scheduled Castes (7,702 out of 33,719) and Madhya Pradesh reported 22.3% of total (1,284 out of 5,756) crimes against Scheduled Tribes in the country during the year 2011.

•    Rajasthan reported the highest rate of crime (7.6) against Scheduled Castes as compared to the National average of 2.8. Arunachal Pradesh reported the highest rate of crime against Scheduled Tribes (2.5) as compared to the National average of 0.5.

Police and Human Rights

•    61,765 complaints were reported against police personnel during the year 2011, out of which 11,171 cases were registered and 47 police personnel were convicted.

•    72 cases of Human Right Violation by Police were reported during 2011 out of which 46 were charge-sheeted. The highest number of Human Right Violation by Police was reported in Delhi (50 cases)

•    104 Custodial Deaths were reported in the country. 14 policemen were charge sheeted and no policeman was convicted during the year. 1 case of Custodial Rape was reported in the country. 33 cases of custodial deaths were reported by suicide.

•    Total number of police firing was reported in 482 occasions during 2011.

•    Maximum casualties of civilians were observed in unspecified (other) events (40) and maximum casualties of policemen were observed in Anti Extremists & Terrorist Operation (55).

 



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