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Crime in India

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Crime in India
 
 
Crime is present in various forms in India. Organized crime include drug trafficking, gunrunning, money laundering, extortion, murder for hire, fraud, human trafficking and poaching. Many criminal operations engage in black marketeering, political violence, religiously motivated violence, terrorism, and abduction. Other crimes are homicide, robbery, assault etc. Property crimes include burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Corruption is a significant problem

Crime over time

Incidence of cognizable crimes in India 1953-2007[1]
A report published by the National Crime Records Bureau compared crime rate from 1953 to 2006. The report noted that burglary declined over a period of 53 years by 38% (from 147,379 in 1953 to 91,666 in 2006), whereas murder has increased by 231% (from 9,803 in 1953 to 32,481 in 2006). Kidnapping has increased by 356% (from 5,261 in 1953 to 23,991 in 2006), robbery by 120% (from 8,407 in 1953 to 18,456 in 2006) and riots by 176% (from 20,529 in 1953 to 56,641 in 2006). In 2006, 51, 02,460 cognizable crimes were committed including 18, 78,293 Indian Penal Code (IPC) crimes and 32, 24,167 Special & Local Laws (SLL) crimes, with an increase of 1.5% over 2005 (50, 26,337). IPC crime rate in 2006 was 167.7 compared to 165.3 in 2005 showing an increase of 1.5% in 2006 over 2005.[3] SLL crime rate in 2006 was 287.9 compared to 290.5 in 2005 showing a decline of 0.9% in 2006 over 2005. Year| Total cog. crimes under IPC| Murder| Kidnapping| Robbery| Theft| Burglary| Riots| 1953| 6,01,964| 9,802| 5,261| 8,407| 147,379| 20,529| | 2006| 18,78,293| 32,481| 23,991| 18,456| 91,666| 56,641| | % Change in 2006 over 1953| 212.0| 231.0| 356.0| 120.0| -38.0| 176.0| | SOURCE: National Crime Records Bureau

Crimes against women
Police records show high incidence of crimes against women in India. The National Crime Records Bureau reported in 1998 that the growth rate of crimes...