Ground Report | New Delhi: Crime against scheduled castes rise; In the latest report of the National Crime Records Bureau ( NCRB ), there has been a spurt in the cases of crimes against scheduled castes in the country in the year 2020 as compared to the year 2019. A total of 50,291 cases were registered in the year 2020 which shows an increase of 9.4% as compared to 2019 (45,961 cases).
Most cases from UP
Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of cases (12,714) in the list of crimes against scheduled castes. At the same time, Bihar is in second place with 7,368 cases, Rajasthan is at number three with 7,017 cases and Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra are in fourth and fifth place with 6,899 and 2,569 cases respectively.
If these figures are compared with the previous year, then it is found that there has been an increase in crime against Scheduled Castes in all the top states.
Crime against scheduled castes rise
The highest increase in the top five states has happened in the fourth place Madhya Pradesh and that is 30.16%. After this, Maharashtra is at number two with a growth of 19.48%. On the other hand, if we talk about Uttar Pradesh, there has been an increase of 7.48% in these cases compared to last year.
It is worth noting that the number of crimes against Scheduled Castes has been increasing continuously for the last several years in almost the entire country, which shows that this particular and poor section is being targeted.
crime against women reduced
A total of 3,71,503 cases of crime against women were registered in the year 2020, while in the year 2019, 4,05,326 cases were registered. This means that there has been a decline of 8.3% in the cases of crime against women.
Uttar Pradesh is one of the states showing the fastest decline in this list. In 2019, 59,853 cases were registered here which decreased to 49,385 in 2020.