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2,335 murders recorded in ?05

IN A State otherwise known as peaceful, 2,300 murders in one year, is indeed a whopping figure. This figure for 2005, of course, is slightly higher than previous years.

india Updated: Mar 02, 2006 01:12 IST

IN A State otherwise known as peaceful, 2,300 murders in one year, is indeed a whopping figure. This figure for 2005, of course, is slightly higher than previous years.

Statistically speaking, it translates into one person getting killed in every 3 hours and 45 minutes in the State. According to records available with the State Crime Records Bureau of the State, 2,335 were murdered in 2005. In the same period, there were 2,463 cases of attempt to murder in the State.

Amongst the districts that recorded the highest number of murders were Jhabua (124), Indore (100), Gwalior (98), Bhind (94) and Dhar (86). Bhopal recorded 74 murders in 2005.

In 2004, Jhabua had stayed at the top with 139 murders followed by Dhar (100) and Indore (98). In the past, Jhabua had almost always recorded highest figures for murder and even recorded 170-180 such cases in a year.

As far the figure for the State goes, there were 2,131 murders in Madhya Pradesh in 2003. The figure shot up to 2,310 in 2004 and to 2,355 in the year that went by.

Though at the first look the figures look staggering, the State ranked fifth among all states in the number of murders registered in 2004.

The latest Crime in India report of National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) suggested that in 2004 Uttar Pradesh topped with over 6,126 murders in a year followed by Bihar (3948), Maharashtra (2696) and Andhra Pradesh (2579). The NCRB’s report for 2005 has yet to be published.

First Published: Mar 02, 2006 01:12 IST