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A total of 745 deaths due to drug overdose were recorded in 2017, 875 deaths in 2018 and 704 deaths in 2019.(Shutterstock)

Over 2,300 people died of drug overdose from 2017-19: Data

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 02:51 PM IST
A total of 624 people died in the age bracket of 18-30 years and 550 people died in the age group of 45-60 years due to drug overdose.
We do know that the pandemic’s economic impact has been higher on women. At the end of the year, 13% fewer women (2% fewer men) than the previous year were employed, according to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy.(HTPHOTO)
We do know that the pandemic’s economic impact has been higher on women. At the end of the year, 13% fewer women (2% fewer men) than the previous year were employed, according to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy.(HTPHOTO)

India’s 2020 Gender Report Card

UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 05:36 PM IST
The end of a year is a good time to take stock – just how much we’ve achieved, how much more must be done and, this year in particular, how much is in danger of being lost
The NCRB has decided to incude transgender in a separate category in the gender classification of prisoners.(Unsplash)
The NCRB has decided to incude transgender in a separate category in the gender classification of prisoners.(Unsplash)

Transpersons to be in separate category in prison statistics: Delhi HC to NCRB

Asian News International | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 08:34 PM IST
The NCRB has decided to include transgender in a separate category in the gender classification of prisoners.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, 88 rape cases were reported on an average daily in 2019.(AFP File)
According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, 88 rape cases were reported on an average daily in 2019.(AFP File)

Parliamentary committee to prepare report on atrocities and crimes against women

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 10:40 AM IST
The panel is taking up the matter in the backdrop of a 19-year-old Dalit woman’s alleged rape and murder in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras
NGOs were roped in to help the police survey 22,000 children, 3,000 of whom from six peripheral areas were identified as high-risk.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
NGOs were roped in to help the police survey 22,000 children, 3,000 of whom from six peripheral areas were identified as high-risk.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: Why we need to act now to save juvenile delinquents

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 06:35 PM IST
The fact that 209 juveniles were arrested last year is a telling commentary on the negative influences on youngsters today
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi with party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi during their march to Hathras, Yamuna Expressway near Jewar, October 1, 2020(PTI)
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi with party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi during their march to Hathras, Yamuna Expressway near Jewar, October 1, 2020(PTI)

Hathras: Making a mockery of the idea of justice

UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 05:57 AM IST
The institutional response to sexual violence is critical. On this, the UP police have covered themselves in shame. At every turn, they robbed the family of its agency to make key decisions
Although the cases in Mumbai exceed 2,527, experts believe that the number should be much more but the complaints filed by the victims do not get converted into FIRs. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Although the cases in Mumbai exceed 2,527, experts believe that the number should be much more but the complaints filed by the victims do not get converted into FIRs. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Mumbai tops cybercrime frauds in 2019, Bengaluru ranks 2nd: National Crime Records Bureau

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Megha Sood
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 09:27 PM IST
Bengaluru recorded 10,555 cases in 2019, while Mumbai saw a steep rise in cyber crime cases in 2019 with 2,527 cases being registered, reported the NCRB.
(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)

Do falling farmer suicides mean less rural distress?

Hindustan Times | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 04:55 AM IST
The number of farmers committing suicide has been decreasing for four consecutive years. A look at why this may be.
In comparison, suicides due to illnesses of all kinds – such as mental, critical and prolonged physical illness.-- dipped by 48%, from 218 to 130.(HT file photo)
In comparison, suicides due to illnesses of all kinds – such as mental, critical and prolonged physical illness.-- dipped by 48%, from 218 to 130.(HT file photo)

Nearly 7 die by suicide in Delhi every day: NCRB

Hindustan Times | By Shiv Sunny
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 02:06 AM IST
The absolute number of suicides stayed constant – 2,526 in each year, with “family problems” remaining the number one cause. Family problems relate to quarrels in families, relatives not doing well in their lives, etc.
The Congress claims the farm loan waiver scheme of the Kamal Nath government helped ring down farmer’s suicides in Madhya Pradesh.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The Congress claims the farm loan waiver scheme of the Kamal Nath government helped ring down farmer’s suicides in Madhya Pradesh.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Farm loan waiver worked, says Congress as farmers’ suicides drop 53% in MP

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2020 12:57 PM IST
Farmers’ suicides in Madhya Pradesh dropped 53% in 2019 according to the National Crime Records Bureau.
The combined number of accident-related deaths in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), the Assam Rifles and the National Security Guard (NSG) stood at 113 in 2017, 260 in 2016 and 193 in 2015.(Bloomberg)
The combined number of accident-related deaths in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), the Assam Rifles and the National Security Guard (NSG) stood at 113 in 2017, 260 in 2016 and 193 in 2015.(Bloomberg)

104 security personnel under MHA lost lives in ‘accidents’ in 2019; 2,006 in six years

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2020 05:15 PM IST
A total of 2,006 such fatalities have been reported in six years, with the maximum of 1,232 in 2014 and the minimum of 104 each in 2018 and 2019.
Nearly 20% of the 290 complaints filed by jail inmates with the National Human Rights Commission are from Punjab.(HT file photo for representational purpose only)
Nearly 20% of the 290 complaints filed by jail inmates with the National Human Rights Commission are from Punjab.(HT file photo for representational purpose only)

Punjab prisons see maximum human rights violation complaints in country

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Gagandeep Jassowal
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 12:19 PM IST
NCRB REPORT 2019 The national and state human rights commissions received the highest number of complaints of cruelty and denial of lawful rights of inmates from Punjab in 2019
While it is not the case that the demographic mix in prison must be a reflection of the demographic mix in society, the NCRB data underlines a deeper sociological truth about India — of the historic marginalisation of these communities.(HTPHOTO)
While it is not the case that the demographic mix in prison must be a reflection of the demographic mix in society, the NCRB data underlines a deeper sociological truth about India — of the historic marginalisation of these communities.(HTPHOTO)

The disturbing story from India’s prisons

UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 06:46 AM IST
The latest (2019) data on prisons released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows that Dalits, tribals, and Muslims continue to be jailed in numbers disproportionate to their share in the total population of India, according to a report in The Indian Express.
During a medical test at a government hospital, she was found to be six months pregnant. The girl then revealed to her mother how six persons had been sexually assaulting her on different occasions. (Photo @odisha_police)
During a medical test at a government hospital, she was found to be six months pregnant. The girl then revealed to her mother how six persons had been sexually assaulting her on different occasions. (Photo @odisha_police)

6 arrested for raping 14-year-old in Odisha

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 08:12 AM IST
The six allegedly sexually assaulted her and then threatened her against revealing the incident to anyone.
Often the issue of mental health, especially for women, slips through the cracks(Getty Images)
Often the issue of mental health, especially for women, slips through the cracks(Getty Images)

Ensure mental health care is a top priority | Opinion

UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 05:38 AM IST
The coronavirus has occasioned a rethink in our health care systems and infrastructure in general. It is now time to put mental health into the mix and prepare for the future which will bring many more challenges on this front
The State is using UAPA against critics of CAA and the government(REUTERS)
The State is using UAPA against critics of CAA and the government(REUTERS)

UAPA: When laws turn oppressive | Opinion

By Kapil Sibal
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 06:08 AM IST
There is an imbalance between the fundamental freedoms of citizens and interests of the State
The report further said Maoist rebels indulge in sexual slavery in their camps, citing several women and girls earlier associated with Maoist groups.(ANI)
The report further said Maoist rebels indulge in sexual slavery in their camps, citing several women and girls earlier associated with Maoist groups.(ANI)

Children as young as 14 are being used by terrorists in J&K: US state dept

Hindustan Times | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 12:44 PM IST
The latest “Trafficking in Persons Report 2019”, released on Thursday, also said children aged just 12 are forcibly used by Maoist rebels to handle weapons and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and in some cases, act as human shields.
We made her the braveheart who accepted her martyrdom. A martyr is someone who embraces death, usually for a religious cause(AP)
We made her the braveheart who accepted her martyrdom. A martyr is someone who embraces death, usually for a religious cause(AP)

Reclaiming the identity of the December 16 victim

UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2020 07:49 PM IST
To honour the one who died, we could begin by reclaiming her identity and calling her by her name
The Supreme Court issued notice to the Centre and states on a petition seeking a mandatory judicial probe in cases related to custodial deaths, rapes, or disappearances(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court issued notice to the Centre and states on a petition seeking a mandatory judicial probe in cases related to custodial deaths, rapes, or disappearances(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court notice to Centre, states on custodial deaths, rapes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 11:48 PM IST
The plea, filed by activist Suhas Chakma highlighted the alleged non-implementation of a law that provides for a judicial enquiry into such cases.
The funnels vest discretion in the individual officers, be it police officers or the magistrates, who decide whether or not there is sufficient basis to proceed further with a case at each stage(Santosh Kumar / Hindustan Times)
The funnels vest discretion in the individual officers, be it police officers or the magistrates, who decide whether or not there is sufficient basis to proceed further with a case at each stage(Santosh Kumar / Hindustan Times)

Disentangling the threads of a broken criminal justice system

By Abhinav Sekhri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2020 07:10 PM IST
Every actor – the police, the accused, lawyers, judges, prosecutors – wants to go to trial. Change the incentives
DU students and members of Asmita Theatre Group on the seventh anniversary of the Nirbhaya rape case, at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
DU students and members of Asmita Theatre Group on the seventh anniversary of the Nirbhaya rape case, at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Not Delhi, Assam has the highest rate of crime against women in India

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2020 06:20 AM IST
Rate of crime against women in Assam stood at 166 for 2018, almost three times the national average rate of 58.8 and marginally above Delhi’s crime rate of 149.6.
The latest crime report also shows that conviction rate among economic offenders has fallen in 2018.(Reuters File Photo)
The latest crime report also shows that conviction rate among economic offenders has fallen in 2018.(Reuters File Photo)

A decline in conviction rates for economic offences: Data

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vineet Sachdev
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2020 04:46 AM IST
While India’s ease of doing business rankings has improved in recent years, if economic offences are not punished swiftly, investment in the country will suffer.
West Bengal has earned the dubious distinction of being the state with the most number of recorded incidents of acid attacks in 2018(Sanjeev Verma/HT)(Representative Image)
West Bengal has earned the dubious distinction of being the state with the most number of recorded incidents of acid attacks in 2018(Sanjeev Verma/HT)(Representative Image)

This state reported the most number of acid attacks in 2018

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2020 09:13 PM IST
The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report, released on Thursday, comes as Deepika Padukone’s Chhapaak, a movie about an acid attack survivor, released today.
The report gives the duration-wise break-up of criminal and civil cases disposed of by various courts.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
The report gives the duration-wise break-up of criminal and civil cases disposed of by various courts.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)

Trials in fast-track courts last longer than regular ones: Data

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 06:44 AM IST
The data shows that of the more than 28,000 trials completed in India’s fast-track courts in 2018, only 22% took less than a year to complete. This is the lowest among all kinds of courts for which the data is given.
The NCRB report also shows that in 2018 crimes against Dalits (excluding IPC crimes where Prevention of Atrocities Act was not applied) decreased for the first time in three years (absolute values) since 2016.(HT File)
The NCRB report also shows that in 2018 crimes against Dalits (excluding IPC crimes where Prevention of Atrocities Act was not applied) decreased for the first time in three years (absolute values) since 2016.(HT File)

Only 1% verbal complaints filed as FIRs between 2016-18; 60% written: NCRB

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 12:45 PM IST
Crimes against women, senior citizens and children increased faster than other IPC crimes between 2016-2018.
The law against sexual violence was strengthened following the recommendations of the Justice JS Verma committee, which was set up after the Delhi gang rape.(AP)
The law against sexual violence was strengthened following the recommendations of the Justice JS Verma committee, which was set up after the Delhi gang rape.(AP)

Is death penalty truly a deterrent?

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2020 06:02 PM IST
To make India safe for women, address systemic, legal issues
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde asked all states and high courts for a status report by February 7, 2020, on various aspects of compliance of procedures laid down by the court and the law.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde asked all states and high courts for a status report by February 7, 2020, on various aspects of compliance of procedures laid down by the court and the law.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court seeks status report from states, high courts on sexual offences

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2019 11:58 PM IST
In an 18-page order delivered on Wednesday, the bench, also comprising Justices BR Gavai and Surya Kant, referred to the December 16 gang rape.
Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy addresses the gathering during the 58th Raising Day of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), in Greater Noida.(Photo: Sunil Ghosh/ Hindustan Times)
Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy addresses the gathering during the 58th Raising Day of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), in Greater Noida.(Photo: Sunil Ghosh/ Hindustan Times)

Farmer suicides not published as states reported ‘Nil’ data: Govt tells Rajya Sabha

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2019 07:27 PM IST
Reddy said as informed by the NCRB, many states and Union territories reported “Nil” data on suicides by farmers or cultivators and agricultural labourers after several validations, even while reporting suicides in other professions.
Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani at the South Asia Safety Summit, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI)
Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani at the South Asia Safety Summit, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI)

Government and Facebook announce initiative for women and child safety

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 11:01 AM IST
The announcement of the initiative was made by women and child development minister Smriti Irani at Facebook’s South Asia Safety Summit.
A water vessel sits on farmland near the village of Khardewadi in this aerial photograph taken in Beed district, Maharashtra.(Bloomberg File Photo / Used for representational purpose only)
A water vessel sits on farmland near the village of Khardewadi in this aerial photograph taken in Beed district, Maharashtra.(Bloomberg File Photo / Used for representational purpose only)

Over 11,000 suicides in agriculture sector in 2016: NCRB data adds to distress debate

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 08:40 AM IST
While many people believed that farmer suicides were the most macabre manifestation of the agrarian crisis in India, there was (and is) another view which that farmer suicides were not necessarily a result of economic distress.
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