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Four murders and 2 rapes in an hour

March 15, 2005 08:25 IST

Sixty fatal accidents, 10 culpable homicides, four murders, two rapes and one dowry death, all in one hour.

This was what happened on the crime front in India in 2002.

Apart from these, a recent report of the National Crime Records Bureau said, 59 housewives committed suicide every day, though the average male-female ratio of suicide victims was 61:39.

In its latest report, "Crime in India", the bureau says a total of 5,531,172 cognisable offences were registered, of which 1,780,330 were crime covered by the Indian Penal Code.

The rest were crime reported under Special and Local Laws, which cover 22 heads like gambling, illegal arms possession and prostitution.

Pondicherry reported the highest crime rate for all IPC crime, 447.7, which is 2.6 times the national crime rate of 169.5. It also reported 54 suicides per 100,000 people. The national average was 10.6.

Kerala reported the highest crime rate followed by Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

As for crimes against women, Chhattisgarh reported 38.4 per cent of a total of 146,678 cases registered nationwide.

Among the 35-mega cities, Delhi accounted for 24 per cent (320 out of 1,312) rape cases and 34 per cent (759 of the 2,251) of kidnappings and abduction of women.

Delhi also accounted for 61 per cent deaths due to starvation and thirst.

Nearly one fourth of a total of 10,469 crimes committed against children were reported from Madhya Pradesh.

The report also said 19 per cent of all accidental deaths in the country were reported from Maharashtra and 26 per cent of road accident victims were occupants of either trucks or lorries.

Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state, accounted for 19 per cent of the total of 35,290 murder cases registered for the year.

The incidence of crime in Uttar Pradesh in 2002 was higher than that of Bihar in the same year, the report said.

As many as 6,825 cases of murder were reported from UP in 2002, while Bihar recorded 3,712 murders.

Likewise, 1,893 women were killed for dowry in UP, as against 927 in Bihar and 449 in Andhra.


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Sub: crime and the country

sometimes I feel pity for India for what it has become. A major reason is its shamelessly irresponsible media. This article has given all kinds ...

Posted by dv sikka

Sub: Crime rate in Kerala

The crime rate in Kerala has increased drastically in the past few years.Though Keralites are ranked high in education ,it doesnot make much difference in ...

Posted by Gincy Marina Mathew

Sub: Men Women Suicide

According to the national crime beaureau, for every 52 housewives who commit suicide, 92 men (including husbands and boyfriends) commit suicide in one hour. What ...

Posted by RajeswaraRao

Sub: Reported vs Actual-Know the difference before reporting

Bihar Vs UP - It may be that the people of Bihar are fed up with the corrupt police officials that they dont report crime ...

Posted by Baskaran M

Sub: what about the positive perspective?

This is interesting. Another perspective would have been states with lowest crime rates. A possible positive spin for some part of the population maybe. ...

Posted by Isha


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