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The National Crime Records Bureau is developing the database under the Union home ministry’s supervision. It will be accessible to all 16,000-odd police stations across the country through Crime and Criminals Tracking Network Systems.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Centre plans AI-backed database to solve similar crimes faster, prevent them

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 01:46 AM IST
The Modus Operandi Bureau (MOB), the database, will have over 100 modus operandi or trademark of criminals/accused persons involved in crimes till date.
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Chhattisgarh’s women’s commission president Kiran Mayee Nayak said most rape cases are lodged by women after consensual relationships turn sour, triggering controversy .(Twitter)
Chhattisgarh’s women’s commission president Kiran Mayee Nayak said most rape cases are lodged by women after consensual relationships turn sour, triggering controversy .(Twitter)

Most rape cases lodged after relationships go sour: Chhattisgarh women’s panel chief

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 08:11 PM IST
Kiran Mayee Nayak’s remarks come after the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report on ‘Crime in India’, released on September 29, which painted a grim picture of Chhattisgarh.
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At the last hearing, the court had sought to know from the authorities what steps they had taken for including data on transgender prisoners.(File Photo)
At the last hearing, the court had sought to know from the authorities what steps they had taken for including data on transgender prisoners.(File Photo)

Jail statistics to include transpersons’ data

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 07:36 AM IST
Additional solicitor general Chetan Sharma, appearing for the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), told a bench comprising chief justice DN Patel and justice Prateek Jalan that the Prison Statistics India report would henceforth classify prisoners as male, female and transgender.
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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

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Asian News International
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.
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A public suit has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the NCRB to recognize and classify transgenders as a separate third gender in their annual publication of prison statistics.(HT Photo)
A public suit has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the NCRB to recognize and classify transgenders as a separate third gender in their annual publication of prison statistics.(HT Photo)

Plea in Delhi High Court to classify transgender as third gender in NCRB’s prison statistics

By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 09:50 PM IST
The public interest litigation, filed by law graduate Karan Tripathi, sought immediate and urgent intervention of the court as the process of data collection for the next annual publication of the Prison Statistics report 2020 by the NCRB, which is already underway
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The court also directed the police to use the resources available with NCRB and/or other agencies to identify the people who were re-uploading the offensive content in India and take action.(Reuters)
The court also directed the police to use the resources available with NCRB and/or other agencies to identify the people who were re-uploading the offensive content in India and take action.(Reuters)

Delhi High Court tells Facebook, Google to remove woman’s personal pics

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 07:29 AM IST
Justice Vibhu Bakhru on Tuesday directed the police to forward the offending material to the NCRB, stating that the content undeniably falls within the scope of sexually explicit material relating to a child.
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According to the latest National Crimes Records Bureau (NCRB) report, overall crime in Delhi went up by 20 percent in 2019, compared to the previous year, including crimes against women.(HT file photo)
According to the latest National Crimes Records Bureau (NCRB) report, overall crime in Delhi went up by 20 percent in 2019, compared to the previous year, including crimes against women.(HT file photo)

‘Digital’ the buzzword for police in Covid-19 era

By Manoj Sharma and Prawesh Lama | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 02:41 AM IST
What started with Zoom calls for law-and-order meetings and WhatsApp for sending notices and summons to minimize touch and physical contact, has had a transformative effect on the Capital’s police, with many of its legacy processes and procedures going online.
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Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said the security cover of the chief minister was further strengthened on the lines of the Prime Minister’s security.(PTI PHOTO.)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said the security cover of the chief minister was further strengthened on the lines of the Prime Minister’s security.(PTI PHOTO.)

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav takes a swipe at UP CM Adityanath’s security upgrade

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 11:28 PM IST
Quoting NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) figures, Akhilesh said according to the 2019 report, UP recorded a 12% increase in cases of crime against scheduled castes and scheduled tribes.
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The hill-state reported 70 murder cases and 54 attempted murder cases in 2019 against 99 murder and 58 attempted murder cases lodged in 2018.(Representative Image)
The hill-state reported 70 murder cases and 54 attempted murder cases in 2019 against 99 murder and 58 attempted murder cases lodged in 2018.(Representative Image)

NCRB’s 2019 crime statistics: Homicides down, rape on the rise in Himachal

By Naresh K Thakur | Hindustan Times, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 12:40 AM IST
As many as 1,833 violent crimes were reported in the state in 2019 as compared to the 1,861 cases reported in 2018.
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BJP leaders said Banerjee is attacking Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath over Hathras gangarape, but keeping India in the dark about the law and order situation in her own state.(PTI)
BJP leaders said Banerjee is attacking Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath over Hathras gangarape, but keeping India in the dark about the law and order situation in her own state.(PTI)

No Bengal crime data in NCRB annual report, BJP targets CM Banerjee

By Tanmay Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 01:33 PM IST
The NCRB report released on September 30 said West Bengal did not send the data to the bureau within the deadline
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Delhi Police recovering fake currency of Rs 2000 notes from an operation conducted in 2017.(Raj K Raj/HT FILE PHOTO)
Delhi Police recovering fake currency of Rs 2000 notes from an operation conducted in 2017.(Raj K Raj/HT FILE PHOTO)

Delhi topped list of fake notes seizure last year, says NCRB data

By Karn Pratap Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 06:19 AM IST
According to the NCRB’s data, Delhi had the highest number of the seizure of fake notes (60,384) valued around Rs 3.01 crore last year.
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A mangrove hacked. The NCRB data for EPA, 1986 offences for Maharashtra showed 42 cases in 2019, as compared to 45 in 2018.(Sourced)
A mangrove hacked. The NCRB data for EPA, 1986 offences for Maharashtra showed 42 cases in 2019, as compared to 45 in 2018.(Sourced)

Mumbai records most environmental offences among major cities for second consecutive year

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2020 10:39 AM IST
In the backdrop of the report, the Mumbai city collector on Wednesday directed the Mumbai Police to file first information reports (FIRs) against Indian Army personnel at the Sagarmatha Club in Colaba and landowners at a wetland in Wadala following alleged violations of the EPA, 1986
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A police official on duty seen outside the Red Fort.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO/For Representative Purposes Only)
A police official on duty seen outside the Red Fort.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO/For Representative Purposes Only)

India records 1.6% rise in crimes in 2018-19: NCRB data

By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 06:37 AM IST
Nearly 5.2 million cognisable crimes were reported across India in 2019. These cognisable crimes include those covered under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as well as those covered under various Special and Local Laws (SLL).
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Mumbai, which has a population of 18.4 million as per the 2011 census, is ranked fourth for maintaining low crime rate, or cognisable crime per 100,000 of population.(Getty Images)
Mumbai, which has a population of 18.4 million as per the 2011 census, is ranked fourth for maintaining low crime rate, or cognisable crime per 100,000 of population.(Getty Images)

Mumbai ranks third in crimes, after Delhi, Chennai: NCRB data

By Vijay Kumar Yadav | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 12:06 PM IST
The NCRB data revealed that 60,823 cases of crime were reported by Mumbai last year. The corresponding figure for Delhi and Chennai was 311,092 and 71,949 cases, respectively
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Delhi and Mumbai are ranked in the top two, respectively, for reporting the maximum number of cases of crimes against children.(Representational Image)
Delhi and Mumbai are ranked in the top two, respectively, for reporting the maximum number of cases of crimes against children.(Representational Image)

Mumbai ranks second after Delhi in crimes against women, shows NCRB data

By Vijay Kumar Yadav | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 12:07 PM IST
The NCRB data showed that Mumbai had reported 6,519 crimes against women last year, while the national capital had recorded 12,902 cases
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The Delhi Police as well as many experts have often attributed the high theft figures to the willingness of the force to truthfully register such cases.(Representational Image)
The Delhi Police as well as many experts have often attributed the high theft figures to the willingness of the force to truthfully register such cases.(Representational Image)

Delhi crimes rose by over 20% against India’s 3% in 2018-19, says NCRB data

By Shiv Sunny | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 10:59 AM IST
Over 82% of the crimes in Delhi were thefts while they accounted for just a little over 20% of the 3.2 million crimes across India
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During 2019, a total of 96,295 kidnapped or abducted persons (22,794 male and 73,501 female) were found, out of which 95,551 were rescued alive(File Photo (Representational Image))
During 2019, a total of 96,295 kidnapped or abducted persons (22,794 male and 73,501 female) were found, out of which 95,551 were rescued alive(File Photo (Representational Image))

Average 79 murder cases in India daily in 2019, marginal decline from 2018: NCRB data

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 06:30 AM IST
A total of 28,918 cases of murder were registered in 2019, showing a marginal decline of 0.3 per cent over 2018 (29,017 cases), the data compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) showed.
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Do falling farmer suicides mean less rural distress?

By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa | Hindustan Times
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.
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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

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | New Delhi
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.
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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

By Gagandeep Jassowal | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
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
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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

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
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.
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A protest in solidarity with the victims of alleged custodial torture in Sathankulam, Thoothukudi, June 28(PTI)
A protest in solidarity with the victims of alleged custodial torture in Sathankulam, Thoothukudi, June 28(PTI)

Why custodial deaths often go unpunished | Opinion

By Raja Bagga
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 10:18 PM IST
There are strong legal frameworks that protect the rights of the accused in police custody. But there are roadblocks to holding erring policemen accountable at every step
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Hundreds of agitated people gathered at India Gate demanding strong action against those involved in brutal rape of a student in Delhi.(Saarthak Aurora/ HT Photo)
Hundreds of agitated people gathered at India Gate demanding strong action against those involved in brutal rape of a student in Delhi.(Saarthak Aurora/ HT Photo)

50-year-old Odisha man arrested for raping minor daughter: Police

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 11:50 AM IST
NCRB’s report said Odisha recorded the maximum cases of child pornography in the country in 2018 with 333 cases followed by 177 in Bihar.
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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

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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Fence at India- Bangladesh border at Benapole, in West Bengal.(Subrata Biswas / HT File Photo)
Fence at India- Bangladesh border at Benapole, in West Bengal.(Subrata Biswas / HT File Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times| Number of people held for illegally entering Bangladesh up by 50% and all the latest news at this hour

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 09:00 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Inward movement from Bangladesh came down marginally to 1,118 in 2018 in comparison to 1,180 in 2017.(Subrata Biswas/ Ht archive)
Inward movement from Bangladesh came down marginally to 1,118 in 2018 in comparison to 1,180 in 2017.(Subrata Biswas/ Ht archive)

50% jump in people held for illegally entering Bangladesh

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 10:41 PM IST
The numbers come at a time when the second draft list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam was released on July 30, 2018 which excluded 4 million people.
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Most people killed themselves over troubled relationships, calling into question society’s preparedness in dealing with such cases.(Representational Photo)
Most people killed themselves over troubled relationships, calling into question society’s preparedness in dealing with such cases.(Representational Photo)

7 suicides in Delhi every day in 2018, relationship issues biggest reason: NCRB data

By Shiv Sunny | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 09:10 AM IST
The NCRB analysed all suicide cases in Delhi and were able to point out the broad reasons for the extreme steps in roughly 66% of them.
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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
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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

By Tanmay Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
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.
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Crime against women and crime against children also went up in the past few years in UP.(HT PHOTO)
Crime against women and crime against children also went up in the past few years in UP.(HT PHOTO)

11 rape cases reported every day in UP, says NCRB report

By Rohit K Singh and Saurabh Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 09:09 AM IST
As per the NCRB report for 2017 released in October last year, 56011 cases of crime against women were reported while the number surged to 59, 445 in 2018. The number has been increasing over the years.
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