Crime Statistics in India

India Crime Report 2007

General Crime Statistics from National Crime Records Bureau India

A  total of 57,33,407 cognizable crimes comprising of 19,89,673 Indian Penal
Code (IPC) crimes and 37,43,734 Special & Local Laws (SLL) crimes were
reported, showing an increase of 12.4% over 2006 (51,02,460).
• IPC crime rate in 2007 was 175.1 as compared to 167.7 in 2006 recording an
increase of 4.4% in 2007 over 2006.
• The IPC crimes reported a lower growth rate of 15.7% as compared to the fast
pace of population growth of 19.0% in the decade.
• Madhya Pradesh has accounted for 10.2% of total IPC crimes reported in the
country followed by Maharashtra 9.8%.
• Cases under Railways Act declined from 224 in 2005 to 189 in 2006 and further
to 186 in 2007.
• SLL crime rate in 2007 was 329.4 as compared to 287.9 in 2006 recording an
increase of 14.4% in 2007 over 2006.
• Puducherry reported the highest crime rate (475.4) for IPC crimes which is 2.7
times the National crime rate of 175.1. Kerala reported the highest crime rate at
319.1 among States.
• Chennai (256.9), Dhanbad (125.1), Kolkata (82.5) and Madurai (194.6) were the
only 4 mega cities which reported less crime rate than their domain States –
Tamil Nadu (261.7), Jharkhand (129.4), West Bengal (93.0) and Tamil Nadu
(261.7) respectively.
• The cities of Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru have accounted for 15.1%, 9.0% and
8.0% respectively of the total IPC crimes reported from 35 mega cities.
• Indore reported the highest crime rate (792.7) among the mega cities in the
country followed by Bhopal (760.8) and Jaipur (606.8).
• The crime rate for IPC crimes at National level increased by 4.4% (from 167.7 in
2006 to 175.1 in 2007), however, the crime rate in cities has increased by 3.2%
(from 302.5 in 2006 to 312.3 in 2007).
• Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh is the only city in the country which reported more
than 10 thousand SLL cases per one lakh of population.
• Andhra Pradesh reported 83.5% cases under Indecent Representation of
Women (Prohibition) Act of total cases reported under the Act in the country
(1,005 out of 1,200).
• 27,80,559 persons were arrested under IPC crimes and 40,87,246 persons were
arrested under SLL crimes. Overall 68,67,805 persons were arrested both under
IPC and SLL crimes. On an average, 1.4 persons were arrested per IPC case
and 1.1 persons were arrested per SLL case in the country.
• 44.6% of the arrestees belonged to 18-30 years reflecting the drift of younger
people taking to crimes.
• A large chunk of juveniles (68.4%) belonged to the poor families whose annual
income was up to Rs 25,000/-. The share of juveniles hailing from middle income
group (Rs 50,000 – Rs 2,00,000) was 9.8%.
• The arrest rate was the highest for Hurt cases (42.7) followed by Riots cases
(27.7) and Theft cases (17.1).
• Thefts (12,284) accounted for 64.1% of total IPC crimes in Railways.

Source:  National Crime Records

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