NCRB’s 2016 report shows Odisha has the third highest rate of crimes against women.
Suppressing crimes is an exalted art form practiced as a matter of reflex in our police stations.
The data does not support the controversial theory that caste identities matter less in urban areas.
The report finds that between 2002 and 2015, Section 67 was the highest used Section in the IT Act after Section 66.
The percentages for other cities, for the same time of the night, are 54% in Bengaluru, 48% in Chennai and 30% in Mumbai.
The merger of the NCRB and the Bureau of Police Research and Development seems like an attempt to gain more control over security-related data.
In the ten years since PWDVA, a civil act, was passed, over 1,000,000 cases have been filed pertaining to “cruelty by husband” and dowry.
With rejected and resentful stalkers resorting to committing horrifying crimes, can Bollywood remain uncritical of how stalking is portrayed on screen?
Indian prisons are overcrowded and understaffed. Unless these issues are dealt with, prisons will remain hellish for the socio-economically disadvantaged.
The media has the power to influence the mindset of how an incident of rape is perceived through the manner in which stories are constructed. It has a responsibility to use that power well.
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality.
A new rule mandating a judicial inquiry into every case of custodial death does not account for deaths reported between when the law was amended in 2006 and when the circular was issued in 2016.
A study by Transparency International found that very few cases of corruption are registered in India, with even fewer convictions.
There is a misconception that the NCRB data completely captures all occurrences of rape, while ignoring the fact that there may be under-reporting (by victims) or under-recording (by the police) of instances of sexual violence.
It is the responsibility of non-Dalit journalists to be casteless and fight for equality in the country.
Recent statistics show that not even 1% of the jails in India are being monitored according to law while prisoners continue to live in sub-human conditions.
The Maharashtra Protection of Civil Rights cell, which collates data on atrocity cases in the state, has not received a single complaint of misuse of the Act.
Analysing crime data by implying that it is bad to have a high number of recorded crimes is not only wrong, it could lead harmful police practices.
The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has a high conviction rate, but its inability to solve the drug problem in the country raises questions about its utility.
The apex court on Monday cautioned the police against misuse of the sedition law and directed them to follow its earlier Kedar Nath judgment.
Though NCRB statistics show slight drops in the number of rapes and crimes against women, activists say these numbers don’t hold much significance.
According to NCRB data for 2014, the suicide rate for ‘housewives’ was more than double that of farmers, though the latter gets far more media attention. What does this really indicate?
After studying the living conditions of jail inmates across the country, Supreme Court-appointed amicus curiae Gaurav Agrawal has recommended significant reforms.
Lives lost due to natural disasters reduced by 20% in the past five years – from 25,066 deaths in 2010 to 20,201 in 2014. Floods accounted for only 2.6% of deaths in 2014.
At a time when numbers move governments, simply disseminating data on the prevalence of disease could be the GBD enterprise’s greatest contribution.