According to the latest data on ‘Crime in India’ released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), communal riots registered an increase of 96% in 2020 over the previous year. Similarly, caste riots saw an increase of close to 50%, agrarian riots 38%, and riots during ‘Andolan/morcha’ increased by 33%.
A total of 29,193 cases of murder were registered during 2020, showing a marginal increase of
1.0% over 2019 (28,915 cases).
‘Disputes’ (10,404 cases) was the motive in the highest number of murder cases during 2020 followed by ‘Personal vendetta or enmity’ (4,034 cases) and ‘Gain’ (1,876 cases).
Uttar Pradesh is one of the state with the highest number of murder cases recorded, with number of incidence recorded 3779, number of victims recorded to be 3939, and crime rate per lakh population 1.7%.
However, there is decline in Kidnapping cases
Cases of kidnapping and abduction, however, went down by over 19 percent in 2020 as compared to 2019.