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Divorce Rate in India Increasing

The divorce rate in India is increasing among the young married couples, according to a report in Hindustan times.

This is an unusual trend in a country where the divorce rate was just 1 in 1,000 ten years ago, and is still a relatively low 13 per 1,000 – as compared to the US average of 500 per 1,000. While India has no central or even state-wise registry of divorce data, family court officials say the number of divorce applications has doubled and even tripled in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Lucknow over the past five years

The reasons are

the waning influence of the family and joint family; the growing psychological and financial independence of women; late marriages resulting in a greater reluctance to compromise or change set ways and lifestyles.

These are some facts about the increasing divorce rate in India

1,667 cases of divorce were filed in Mumbai in 2014(till November 30, up from 5245 cases in 2010

8347 Divorce cases were filed in Kolkata in 2014 ( till November 30), a 350% increase from the 2,388 divorce cases in 2003

About 2000 Divorce Cases were filed in the Lucknow family court in 2014. Of these about 900 were filed by young couples married less than a year. In 2009, the number of the cases filed by young couples married less than a year was 300.

3 more family courts were opened in Bengaluru in 2013, to cater to demand to the total number increasing to six. There are 8,600 cases pending in the courts and 500 new cases are added every year.

Source: Hindustan Times

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Digital, Social Media, Mobile and Internet Statistics India

Social Media, Mobile and internet usages is increasing in India. Here are facts about it.
According to Comscore Digital focus 2013 these are some facts from the report
At 73.9 million India’s is the 3rd Largest Online Population in the world, 2nd in Asia Pacific
•31% year-on-year growth makes India the fastest growing online population in Asia Pacific, 2nd in the world behind Brazil
•Non-PC traffic in India zooms ahead, grows from 10.9% to 14.2% in 2013
•75% of the Indian online population is under 35 yrs old
•Women aged 35-44 are the heaviest internet users among all age/gender groups
•Indian blogging audience grew 48%, close to 36 million. 26% blog traffic from Mobile and Tablets
•25% of PC screen time is spent on social, 86% Indian web users visit a social networking site
•On an average, 217 minutes are spent on Facebook every month by Indian users
•Myntra leads India’s online retail category in terms of users, Flipkart gets highest per-user engagement
•54,025,000 Indians watched online videos on their PC’s; 27% increase over a year

Here are three presentations which shows various trends and social media usages in India. The presentations gives the facts and statistics about digital, social media and mobile usage in India. Facebook, Twitter usage in India.

Social, Digital and Mobile in India 2014

Digital India Statistics 2014

India on Internet 2014

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Glaring facts about Crime against Women in India

Crime against women in India is increasing daily. Here are some glaring facts about crime against women in India from the latest National Crime report 2011.

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Crimes against Dalits in India

Every 18 minutes:

A crime is committed against a Dalit

Every day:

* 3 Dalit women are raped

* 2 Dalits are murdered & 2 Dalits Houses are burnt in India

* 11 Dalits are beaten

Every week:

* 13 Dalits are murdered

* 5 Dalits home or possessions are burnt

* 6 Dalits are kidnapped or abducted

Social and Economic condition of Dalits:

* 37 percent of Dalits living below poverty in India

* More than half (54%) of their children are undernourished in India

* 83 per 1000 live birth children born in Dalit community are probability of dying before the first birthday

* 45 percent of Dalits do not know read and write in India

* Dalits women burden double discrimination (gender and caste) in India

* Only 27 percent of Dalits women give institutional deliveries in India

* About one third of Dalit households do not have basic facilities

* Public health workers refused to visit Dalit homes in 33% of villages

* Dalits were prevented from entering police station in 27.6% of villages

* Dalit children had to sit separately while eating in 37.8% of Govt. schools

* Dalits didn’t get mail delivered to their homes in 23.5% of villages

* Dalits were denied access to water sources in 48.4% of villages because of segregation & untouchabilty practices

* Half of India’s Dalit children are undernourished, 21% are severely underweight & 12% DIE before their 5th birthday

* Literacy rates for Dalit women are as low as 37.8% In Rural India

Status of Prevention of Atrocities Act:

* The conviction rate under SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act is 15.71% and pendency is as high as 85.37%. This when the Act has strict provisions aimed as a deterrent. By contrast, conviction rate under IPC is over 40%

On actual crime committed against Dalits

“Even the reports prepared by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and placed before Parliament contain merely factual information received from States about registration and disposal of cases; various administrative arrangements made for the function of the Act and funds spent, without any meaningful analysis of the performance of the States which could form the basis for making corrective interventions.” “Under-reporting of Atrocities Act cases is a very common phenomenon and therefore the decline in the number of registered  cases does not provide a true picture of the incidence of atrocities.”

“A large number of cases which deserve to be registered under Protection of Civil Rights Act or the SCs & STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Act are not actually registered under these Acts, either due to ignorance of law or under pressure from the interested parties. Investigations in even those limited number of cases is often earned out in a slipshod manner and with considerable delay.”

Source: National Human Rights Commission Report on the Prevention and Atrocities against Scheduled Castes

http://www.nhrc.nic.in/Publications/reportKBSaxena.pdf

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Cyber Crimes Statistics in India

According to National Crime Records Bureau India Report

Cyber Crimes (IT Act + IPC Sections) increased by 22.7% in 2007 as compared
to 2006 (from 453 in 2006 to 556 in 2007)
• Cyber Forgery 64.0% (217 out of total 339) and Cyber Fraud 21.5% (73 out of
339) were the main cases under IPC category for Cyber Crimes.
• 63.05 of the offenders under IT Act were in the age group 18-30 years (97 out of
154) and 55.2% of the offenders under IPC Sections were in the age group 30-45
years (237 out of 429).

Source: National Crime Records Bureau Report (NCRB) India

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Property Crime Statistics

According to National Crime Records Bureau Report

• Property crimes accounted for 20.3% of total IPC crimes. Such crimes reported
an increase of 2.8% in 2007 over 2006.
• Auto Theft (1,00,255) cases accounted for 35.2% of all Theft cases (2,85,043).
Chandigarh reported the crime rate at 81.5 for Auto Theft as compared to the
National rate of 8.8.
• 28.4% of stolen motor vehicles (28,126  out of 98,930) were recovered during
2007 out of which only 22.0% (6,181 out of 28,126) could be co-ordinated
(rightful owner traced).

Source: National Crime Records Bureau Report (NCRB)

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Crime Statistics Against Children in India

• 7.6% increase was reported in incidence of crime against Children in 2007 over
2006. Cases of Child Rape went up by 6.9% during 2007 (5,045) over 2006
(4,721).
• A total of 6,377 cases of Kidnapping and Abduction of children were reported
during the year 2007 as compared to 5,102 cases in the previous year
accounting for a significant increase of 25.0%.
• Cases of Selling of Girls for Prostitution declined from 123 in 2006 to 69 in 2007.
• Madhya Pradesh reported 21.0% (4,290 out of 20,410) of total crimes committed
against children in the country.
• The highest crime rate (12.1) was reported by Delhi as compared to National
average (1.8).
• Punjab (35) and Rajasthan (16) together have accounted for 53.2% (51 out of
96) of cases of foeticide reported in the country.
• The conviction rate at the National level for crimes against children stood at
36.6%

Source: National Crimes Record Bureau 2007 Report

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Crime Against Women in India

• Andhra Pradesh reported 13.3% of total such cases in the country (24,738 out of
1,85,312). Tripura reported the highest crime rate (30.7) closely followed by
Andhra Pradesh (30.3) as compared to the National average rate of 16.3.
• The proportion of IPC crimes committed against women towards total IPC crimes
has increased during last 5 years from 7.6% in 2003 to 8.8% during 2007.
• Madhya Pradesh has reported the highest number of Rape cases (3,010)
accounting for 14.5% of total such cases reported in the country.
• Andhra Pradesh has reported 30.3% (3,316) of Sexual Harassment cases
followed by Uttar Pradesh 26.3% (2,882).
• Only Bihar (56) and West Bengal (5) have reported cases of Importation of Girls.
• Tamil Nadu reported 33.6% of cases under Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act
(1,199 out of 3,568).
• Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act cases decreased by 23.2%
(from 1,562 in 2006 to 1,200 in 2007).
• Andhra Pradesh with 1,005 cases has accounted for 83.8% of cases under
Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act at the National level.
• No case under Sati Prevention Act was reported across the country during the
year 2007.
• Incest Rape cases decreased by 6.0% in 2007 over 2006 (from 431 in 2006 to
405 in 2007).
• West Bengal reported 28.1% of total Incest Rape cases (114 out of 405).
• Offenders were known to the victims in 92.5% of Rape cases (19,188 out of
20,737).
• Among 35 mega cities, Delhi city reported 29.5% (524 out of 1,775) of total Rape
cases,  31.8% cases (1,021 out of 3,207) of Kidnapping & Abduction of Women,
15.6% cases (111 out of 711) of Dowry Deaths, 14.2% cases (1,711 out of
12,031) of Cruelty by Husband and Relatives and 21.5% cases (744 out of 3,463)
of Molestation.
• 49.9% conviction was reported in the country in Sexual Harassment cases
(3,708 convictions out of 7,436 cases in which trial were completed).

Source: National Crime Reports Bureau 2007 Report

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Violent Crime Statistics India

• The share of violent crimes in total IPC crimes has decreased continuously from
11.5% in 2003 to 10.8% in 2007.
• Manipur (41.5), Daman & Diu (33.7), Dadra & Nagar Haveli (31.5), Assam (31.2)
and Kerala (31.0) reported higher violent crime rate compared to 19.0 at All-India
level.
• Uttar Pradesh reported the highest incidence of violent crimes accounting for
12.4% of total violent crimes in the country (26,693 out of 2,15,613) followed by
Bihar  with 10.7% (23,039 out of 2,15,613).
• Uttar Pradesh reported 15.5% (5,000 out of 32,318) of total Murder cases in the
country and 16.1% (4,424 out of 27,401) total Attempt to Murder cases.
• 14.5% (4,838 out of 33,428) of murder victims died as a result of use of fire-arms
in the country.

Source:  National Crime Records Bureau http://ncrb.nic.in/ciiprevious/Data/CD-CII2007/home.htm

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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  http://ncrb.nic.in/ciiprevious/Data/CD-CII2007/home.htm