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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.
Delhi’s share in the country’s theft cases has increased by nearly five times in a decade, according to latest NCRB data.(HT File / Representational Photo)
Delhi’s share in the country’s theft cases has increased by nearly five times in a decade, according to latest NCRB data.(HT File / Representational Photo)

Theft most common crime in Delhi, shows NCRB data

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 04:53 PM IST
According to NCRB data, of the 249,000 criminal cases filed by the state police in 2018, nearly 80% were related to theft; one-third of all thefts in India were in Delhi.
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.
The two minor girls were apprehended on Monday in Jawalapur area of Haridwar for allegedly sedating and killing their two-year-old brother c(Representational Photo)
The two minor girls were apprehended on Monday in Jawalapur area of Haridwar for allegedly sedating and killing their two-year-old brother c(Representational Photo)

Minor girls who killed 2-yr-old in Haridwar got idea from TV crime show: Cops

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2019 10:25 AM IST
One of the girls, aged 14, was his elder sister while the other aged 13 was his cousin sister. The elder sister, who was the main accused, was annoyed at taking care of him after their parents left for work.
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.
West Bengal seems to be writing a new story in tackling human trafficking, of which the state has been a prime hub in India, as data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) indicate.(Representative image)
West Bengal seems to be writing a new story in tackling human trafficking, of which the state has been a prime hub in India, as data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) indicate.(Representative image)

How Bengal, India’s human trafficking hub, is weaving a turnaround story

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 09:00 PM IST
West Bengal accounted for 25% of India’s trafficking cases between 2010 and 2016. In 2016, the state recorded a whopping 44% share of the total cases related to human trafficking in India.
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.
Kerala, despite being a top-ranking state, is pulled down because of its rank in the police.(HT File Photo/Representative Image)
Kerala, despite being a top-ranking state, is pulled down because of its rank in the police.(HT File Photo/Representative Image)

The state of justice in India today

Hindustan Times | By Maja Daruwala
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 08:28 AM IST
The India Justice Report (2019) puts together quantitative assessments of the four pillars of the justice system — namely, police, judiciary, prisons, and legal aid — using only government data.
Aaccording to the latest report of the National Crime Records Bureau, Bengal stands fourth in the country with teh seizure of 2743 unlicensed firearms in 2017.(HT PHOTO)
Aaccording to the latest report of the National Crime Records Bureau, Bengal stands fourth in the country with teh seizure of 2743 unlicensed firearms in 2017.(HT PHOTO)
As a percentage share of crimes committed by juveniles in 19 metropolitan cities, Mumbai had 12% cases, Chennai 7.5%, Bengaluru 2.8% and Kolkata only 0.5%, the NCRB data shows.(HT file photo)
As a percentage share of crimes committed by juveniles in 19 metropolitan cities, Mumbai had 12% cases, Chennai 7.5%, Bengaluru 2.8% and Kolkata only 0.5%, the NCRB data shows.(HT file photo)

Crime by juveniles up by 11% in 2017, Delhi records highest number of cases: NCRB data

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 06:23 AM IST
The NCRB data shows that a total of 2,677 crimes were committed by the juveniles in Delhi in 2017. The city reported 2,368 such cases in 2016 and 1,981 in 2015.
In response to the crime against women being more compared to other cities, a senior Delhi Police official said that there is free and fair registration of crime across all police stations in Delhi.(AP)
In response to the crime against women being more compared to other cities, a senior Delhi Police official said that there is free and fair registration of crime across all police stations in Delhi.(AP)

Cases of crimes against women down in Delhi but highest among metros

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 09:58 AM IST
Neeraj Kumar, who was the Delhi police commissioner between 2012 and 2013, said there are many factors which affect crime against women in Delhi.
Cases of kidnapping and abductions saw a 9% increase in 2017, with 95,893 cases registered against 88,008 in 2016. Image used for representational purpose only.(Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times)
Cases of kidnapping and abductions saw a 9% increase in 2017, with 95,893 cases registered against 88,008 in 2016. Image used for representational purpose only.(Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times)

Kidnappings rise, murders and rapes decline; UP witnessing 10% of total crimes: 2017 NCRB report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 05:50 AM IST
Murder cases registered a decline of 5.9% in 2017. As many as 28,653 killings were recorded in 2017, down from 30,450 in 2016, the NCRB report said.
In 2016, more than 36,000 cases were registered under Pocso. But trials commenced only in 6,449 cases. Verdicts were passed in 911 cases, an abysmal 4% of the total cases(REUTERS)
In 2016, more than 36,000 cases were registered under Pocso. But trials commenced only in 6,449 cases. Verdicts were passed in 911 cases, an abysmal 4% of the total cases(REUTERS)

Rethinking the legal regime against child abuse

By Shireen Vakil
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2019 07:24 PM IST
Rather than stricter provisions, enforce the current law, be sensitive to victims, and ensure certainty of punishment
India is home to more than 400 million children below the age of 18 years, and is considered one of the countries in which youth and children comprise more than 55% of the population.(HT PHOTO.)
India is home to more than 400 million children below the age of 18 years, and is considered one of the countries in which youth and children comprise more than 55% of the population.(HT PHOTO.)

The horror of child-lifting is real; a child goes missing every 10 minutes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 10:14 PM IST
The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data on missing children for 2016 --- the last available record --- reports higher number of missing children (63,407) than what is estimated through the WCD ministry’s child tracking website.
During interrogation, villagers and family members admitted that all four elderly persons were involved in occultism.(ANI PHOTO.)
During interrogation, villagers and family members admitted that all four elderly persons were involved in occultism.(ANI PHOTO.)

Four people dragged out of homes, lynched by mob in Jharkhand

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey, Ranchi
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 07:14 AM IST
According to the information police gathered from the villagers, about a dozen people forcibly entered the houses of three families in the village and dragged them out near the village Anganwadi Centre, where they were beaten brutally with sticks and sharp weapons.
Visitors check their phones behind the screen advertising facial recognition software during Global Mobile Internet Conference (at the National Convention, Beijing, China, 2018(REUTERS)
Visitors check their phones behind the screen advertising facial recognition software during Global Mobile Internet Conference (at the National Convention, Beijing, China, 2018(REUTERS)

Facial surveillance is a threat to privacy

By Gautam Bhatia
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2019 06:11 PM IST
The technology, which the NCRB is keen to use, is ineffective and discriminatory. Reconsider it
Image for representation purpose(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Image for representation purpose(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

Centre clarifies plan for facial recognition

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 11:30 PM IST
The Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) will only be used for identifying criminals, missing children and unidentified dead bodies, two officials of the Union home ministry said on Thursday.
Officials said data on the number of cases that list the relationship between a minor victim and an assaulter exists.(AFP file photo for representation)
Officials said data on the number of cases that list the relationship between a minor victim and an assaulter exists.(AFP file photo for representation)

Govt, crime records bureau join hands to curb child sexual abuse

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 01:15 PM IST
The NCRB and the ministry officials will build a data bank on instances and cases listed under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, to find correlations and other specifics as part of the plan.
In a written answer to the Parliament, the Minister of State for Home, Nityanand Rai said there is “need to retain the provisions to effectively combat anti-national, secessionist and terrorist elements”.(HT PHOTO.)
In a written answer to the Parliament, the Minister of State for Home, Nityanand Rai said there is “need to retain the provisions to effectively combat anti-national, secessionist and terrorist elements”.(HT PHOTO.)

Sedition law won’t be scrapped: Centre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 11:31 PM IST
Scrapping the sedition law was one of the key poll promises of the Congress party and figured in the party’s manifesto as well. The Prime Minister had in his election campaign severely criticised the Congress and questioned its intention over this.
The trend surfaced in the latest edition of an analytical study by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) in 2015 on drugs and alcoholic addiction as one of the major causes of suicides.(Representative image)
The trend surfaced in the latest edition of an analytical study by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) in 2015 on drugs and alcoholic addiction as one of the major causes of suicides.(Representative image)

International Day against Drug Abuse: ‘Addiction among youths increasing fast’

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rohit K Singh, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2019 03:19 PM IST
ROAD TO RUIN: As per the NCRB data, 3,670 people ended their lives due to drug and alcohol addiction across the country in 2015.
Muslims staging a silent demonstration in protest of recent mob lynching of a Muslim youth at Jharkhand's Kharswan district at MG road in Ranchi.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Muslims staging a silent demonstration in protest of recent mob lynching of a Muslim youth at Jharkhand's Kharswan district at MG road in Ranchi.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

No NCRB data on mob lynchings: Minister tells LS

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2019 11:42 PM IST
Minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai said that the Centre had issued advisories to states on July 4 last year, to keep a watch on the circulation of fake news which can incite violence.
People protest against the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu’s Kathua region, at Parliament Street, New Delhi, on April 15, 2018.(Arvind Yadav/HT File PHOTO)
People protest against the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu’s Kathua region, at Parliament Street, New Delhi, on April 15, 2018.(Arvind Yadav/HT File PHOTO)

Is law failing our children?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 08:15 PM IST
Statistics suggest that while there has been an increase in the cases of sexual assault on children, the conviction rate has remained low and the number of people who were out on bail while being tried under Pocso increased.
The #MeToo movement has lost some of its steam but a singular achievement has been that across offices and other places of employment, men think twice before making jocular remarks about the looks or other attributes of women colleagues, think long and hard before making untoward advances and are careful about putting out insensitive messages on social media.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The #MeToo movement has lost some of its steam but a singular achievement has been that across offices and other places of employment, men think twice before making jocular remarks about the looks or other attributes of women colleagues, think long and hard before making untoward advances and are careful about putting out insensitive messages on social media.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

#MeToo has a long way to go before changing gender equations

Hindustan Times | By Lalita Panicker
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 06:06 PM IST
Women, especially those who are empowered, cannot have it both ways. They cannot be victims, however hurtful it may be to realise that the men they invested in are cads
All treatment, testing and care for survivors of sexual assaults — physical examinations, injuries, forensic tests, DNA profiling, and psychological and psychiatric care — will be provided under one roof at a new facility to be developed at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), according to multiple people familiar with the matter.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
All treatment, testing and care for survivors of sexual assaults — physical examinations, injuries, forensic tests, DNA profiling, and psychological and psychiatric care — will be provided under one roof at a new facility to be developed at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), according to multiple people familiar with the matter.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

AIIMS may get dedicated unit to help rape victims

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Annona Dutt
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 08:11 AM IST
Six rapes and multiple molestations are reported in Delhi every day, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data for 2016.
Child rights activists and experts said that just making laws will not help bring down cases of minors’ rapes, unless the society and the lawmakers are sensitised towards the issue.(AFP)
Child rights activists and experts said that just making laws will not help bring down cases of minors’ rapes, unless the society and the lawmakers are sensitised towards the issue.(AFP)

Delhi minors’ rape-murder: Certainty of punishment for culprits lacking, say experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2019 03:04 PM IST
Delhi Police data shows that last year, till November 15, 919 cases of child rapes were reported in the city. In 2017, the figure stood at 921. The cases of molestation and abuse were much higher.
(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)

Haryana’s Mewat is NCR’s new hub of illegal arm makers

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 03:23 PM IST
According to the latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report, in 2016, of the 1,863 firearms recovered in Haryana, 1,799 were countrymade weapons (crude/ improvised).
In 2018, the spate of farmer suicides continued in drought-prone backward districts of Vidarbha and Marathwada .(HT File)
In 2018, the spate of farmer suicides continued in drought-prone backward districts of Vidarbha and Marathwada .(HT File)

Maharashtra saw 12,006 farmer suicides from 2015 to 2018

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 03:58 PM IST
From 2010 to 2014, NCRB recorded 80,904 suicides in Maharashtra, of which 8,009 were farmers.
Railway officers say the process to remove 75,000 encroachments on railway tracks is stuck in a legal battle.(HT File)
Railway officers say the process to remove 75,000 encroachments on railway tracks is stuck in a legal battle.(HT File)

Duronto Express robbery: Encroachments along tracks behind crimes in railways, say officials

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 01:15 PM IST
The Railway Protection Force (RPF), which in charge of security inside trains, blamed encroachments on tracks for railway-related crimes in Delhi.
Over 15,700 Indian websites were reported hacked this year up to November, Parliament was informed Wednesday.(Getty Images)
Over 15,700 Indian websites were reported hacked this year up to November, Parliament was informed Wednesday.(Getty Images)

15,779 Indian websites hacked during January-November 2018, says IT ministry

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2018 09:46 PM IST
Electronics and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issues alerts and advisories regarding latest cyber threats and countermeasures on a regular basis and cyber security exercises are conducted regularly to enable assessment of cyber security posture and preparedness of organisations in government and critical sectors.
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