Crimes Against SCs and STs Have Increased 5.5% and 4.7% – NCRB Reports


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There is not a single that when Dalits are not attacked by so-called upper castes. National Crime Records Bureau released Crime in India 2016 report on 30th November 2017 and as per the report crimes against SCs and STs have increased 5.5% and 4.7% respectively during the period.

It must be kept in mind that these cases of atrocities only include those cases which were registered under SC/ST Act 1989, so cases of atrocities on SC/ST are much higher in actual.

Atrocities on SC/ST

Atrocities/Crimes against Scheduled Castes have increased by 5.5% in 2016 (40,801) over 2015 (38,670).

Uttar Pradesh (10,426 cases) reported the highest number of cases of atrocities against Scheduled Castes (SCs) accounting for 25.6% followed by Bihar with 14% (5,701) and Rajasthan with 12.6% (5,134) during 2016.

Crime head-wise cases revealed that assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty with 7.7% (3172 cases) reported the highest number of cases of crimes/atrocities against Scheduled Castes (SCs) followed by Rape with 6.2% (2541 cases) during 2016.

Atrocities/Crimes against Scheduled Tribes have increased by 4.7% in 2016 (6,568) over 2015 (6,276).

Madhya Pradesh (1,823 cases) reported the highest number of cases of atrocities against Scheduled Tribes (STs) accounting for 27.8% followed by Rajasthan with 18.2% (1,195 cases) and Odisha with 10.4% (681 cases) during 2016.

Crime head-wise cases revealed that rape (974 cases) reported the highest number of cases of crimes/atrocities against Scheduled Tribes (STs) accounting for 14.8% followed by assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty with 12.7% (835 cases) and kidnapping & abduction with 2.5% (163 cases) during 2016.

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