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NCRB’s “Crime in India 2022” & “Accidental Deaths & Suicides



  Dec 19, 2023

NCRB’s “Crime in India 2022” and “Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India 2022” Reports



1. What does the NCRB’s “Crime in India 2022” report cover?

The report provides detailed statistics on various crime categories in India for 2022, including violent crimes, crimes against women and children, economic offenses, cybercrimes, and more.

2. How is the data in the NCRB report organized?

The data is categorized for 36 states/union territories and 19 metropolitan cities, providing a comprehensive overview of crime across the country.

3. Does the report show an increase or decrease in crime rates?

The total number of cognizable crimes decreased by 4.5% in 2022 compared to 2021. The crime rate per 100,000 of the population also dropped from 445.9 in 2021 to 422.2 in 2022.

4. What are the key findings regarding crimes against marginalized groups?

There was an increase in crimes against women, children, senior citizens, SCs, and STs in 2022, highlighting a disturbing trend towards these vulnerable sections of society.

5. What insights does the report provide about cyber crimes in India?

Cyber crimes saw a significant increase of 24.4% in 2022, with Telangana reporting the highest number. These crimes include identity theft, online frauds, and cyber stalking, among others.

6. What does the “Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India 2022” report reveal?

This report shows an increase in accidental deaths and suicides, with the highest casualties in the 30–45 years age group. Maharashtra reported the highest number of suicides.

7. Who are the most affected by suicides, according to the report?

Daily wage earners, housewives, unemployed persons, students, and farmers were the most affected groups, with a notable relation between suicides and adverse socio-economic conditions.

8. How are these reports useful?

The NCRB reports are essential for understanding crime patterns, regional variations, and the effectiveness of law and order mechanisms in India. They aid in research and policy-making to address crime and its root causes.

SRIRAM’s: These reports from NCRB are crucial in painting a realistic picture of crimes and preventable deaths in India, helping policymakers, researchers, and society at large to understand and address these critical issues.


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