In India, average 91 rapes and 80 murders reported daily in 2018


Shafaqna Pakistan:With an alarming surge in crime rates, an average of 91 rapes, 289 kidnappings and 80 murders were reported daily across India in 2018, revealed the latest data by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

According to Press Trust of India, 5,074,634 cognisable crimes comprising 3,132,954 Indian Penal Code (IPC) crimes and 1,941,680 Special and Local Laws (SLL) crimes were registered in 2018 altogether.

Kidnapping and abduction cases showed a jump of 10.3 per cent in 2018 when 105,734 FIRs were registered. In 2017, 95,893 such cases were registered, while the number stood at 88,008 in 2016, the NCRB said.

The number of cases registered under the ‘crime against women’ category in 2018 was 378,277, up from 359,849 in 2017 and 338,954 in 2016. The number of rape cases, as defined in IPC section 376, was 33,356 in 2018.

According to the NCRB, though the overall crime numbers show an increase of 1.3 per cent in registration of cases over 2017 (50,07,044 cases), crime rate per lakh population has come down from 388.6 in 2017 to 383.5 in 2018.