Skip to main content
Sabrang
Sabrang
Dalit Bahujan Adivasi Dalits

Uttar Pradesh records highest crimes against Dalits: NCRB

Sabrangindia 22 Oct 2019

On October 21, 2019, the National Crime Record Bureau’s (NCRB)released their2017 annual report on “Crime in India”, with state-wise data on atrocities committed against members of scheduled castes from 2015 to 2017. This is two year old data with no data on mob violence like lynchings!



Feature Image Credit: FeminismIndia

More than 43,000 atrocitiesagainst Dalitswere registered in 2017 as having been committed by non-members of the SC and ST communities.56 per cent of the total registered atrocities in 2017 were committed only in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar combined.Uttar Pradesh had the most number of complaints registered against SC atrocities in all three years covered in the report, with 8,357 in 2015, 10,426 in 2016 and11,444 in 2017. This means that more than a quarter of the total caste-related crimes occurred in Uttar Pradesh.

Madhya Pradesh recorded the highest total crime rate against scheduled caste in the same year at nearly 52. This means that around 52 out of every one lakh SC member in the state was subjected to atrocities in the year. To compare numbers, the national average crime rate is about 22. The state also featured on the third spot on the list of most number of crimes against SC in 2017.

Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Jammu & Kashmir had no reports of SC atrocities in 2017. Rajasthan showed steady decrease in the SC atrocities (5911 in 2015, 5134 in 2016,4238 in 2017).

Haryana witnessed a spike of 19.24 per cent in the number of registered crimesagainst scheduled castes, with 762 in 2017 compared to 693 committed in 2016.The report came in time towhen the state was going to the polls.News18 reported that Dalits form the second biggest group of voters in Haryana, constituting 22 per cent of its total voters.

Total of registered crimes from all union territories came to 81. Out of this total, Delhi registered 48, Puducherry had 32 and Chandigarh reported 1 atrocity.

Out of the data collated from metropolitan cities, Lucknow has the biggest share of registered crimes. Its 299 registered crimes amount to 21.4 per cent of the total complaints registered in metropolitan cities. Indore’s number of SC atrocities dropped to zero in 2017 from 55 in 2015.

The report also tabulated disposal of persons arrested for atrocities in metropolitan cities. 1738 individuals were arrested under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act in 2017, out of which 1637 were chargesheeted.

The NCRB data is a valuable resource that allows for assessment of the common cries committed in the country. The Indian Express reported that the Board has purposely left out data on mob lynching, religious and khappanchayat murders despite having collected and compiled in.

Related:
Two Dalit Kids Beaten to Death for Defecating in Open: MP
Dalit youth set ablaze in horrific caste crime, contradictory versions of incident surface: UP
Abuse & Discrimination Blacken India’s Institutes of ‘Higher Learning’

Uttar Pradesh records highest crimes against Dalits: NCRB

On October 21, 2019, the National Crime Record Bureau’s (NCRB)released their2017 annual report on “Crime in India”, with state-wise data on atrocities committed against members of scheduled castes from 2015 to 2017. This is two year old data with no data on mob violence like lynchings!



Feature Image Credit: FeminismIndia

More than 43,000 atrocitiesagainst Dalitswere registered in 2017 as having been committed by non-members of the SC and ST communities.56 per cent of the total registered atrocities in 2017 were committed only in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar combined.Uttar Pradesh had the most number of complaints registered against SC atrocities in all three years covered in the report, with 8,357 in 2015, 10,426 in 2016 and11,444 in 2017. This means that more than a quarter of the total caste-related crimes occurred in Uttar Pradesh.

Madhya Pradesh recorded the highest total crime rate against scheduled caste in the same year at nearly 52. This means that around 52 out of every one lakh SC member in the state was subjected to atrocities in the year. To compare numbers, the national average crime rate is about 22. The state also featured on the third spot on the list of most number of crimes against SC in 2017.

Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Jammu & Kashmir had no reports of SC atrocities in 2017. Rajasthan showed steady decrease in the SC atrocities (5911 in 2015, 5134 in 2016,4238 in 2017).

Haryana witnessed a spike of 19.24 per cent in the number of registered crimesagainst scheduled castes, with 762 in 2017 compared to 693 committed in 2016.The report came in time towhen the state was going to the polls.News18 reported that Dalits form the second biggest group of voters in Haryana, constituting 22 per cent of its total voters.

Total of registered crimes from all union territories came to 81. Out of this total, Delhi registered 48, Puducherry had 32 and Chandigarh reported 1 atrocity.

Out of the data collated from metropolitan cities, Lucknow has the biggest share of registered crimes. Its 299 registered crimes amount to 21.4 per cent of the total complaints registered in metropolitan cities. Indore’s number of SC atrocities dropped to zero in 2017 from 55 in 2015.

The report also tabulated disposal of persons arrested for atrocities in metropolitan cities. 1738 individuals were arrested under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act in 2017, out of which 1637 were chargesheeted.

The NCRB data is a valuable resource that allows for assessment of the common cries committed in the country. The Indian Express reported that the Board has purposely left out data on mob lynching, religious and khappanchayat murders despite having collected and compiled in.

Related:
Two Dalit Kids Beaten to Death for Defecating in Open: MP
Dalit youth set ablaze in horrific caste crime, contradictory versions of incident surface: UP
Abuse & Discrimination Blacken India’s Institutes of ‘Higher Learning’

Related Articles

Sunday

03

Jan

Pan-India

Saturday

05

Dec

05 pm onwards

Rise in Rage!

North Gate, JNU campus

Thursday

26

Nov

10 am onwards

Delhi Chalo

Pan India

Theme

Taliban 2021

Taliban in Afghanistan: A look back

Communalism Combat had taken a deep dive into the lives of people of Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. Here we reproduce some of our archives documenting the plight of hapless Afghanis, especially women, who suffered the most under the hardline regime.
2020

Milestones 2020

In the year devastated by the Covid 19 Pandemic, India witnessed apathy against some of its most marginalised people and vilification of dissenters by powerful state and non state actors. As 2020 draws to a close, and hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers continue their protest in the bitter North Indian cold. Read how Indians resisted all attempts to snatch away fundamental and constitutional freedoms.
Migrant Diaries

Migrant Diaries

The 2020 COVID pandemic brought to fore the dismal lives that our migrant workers lead. Read these heartbreaking stories of how they lived before the pandemic, how the lockdown changed their lives and what they’re doing now.
Delhi HC

Hate Speech and Delhi Pogrom 2020

A spate of provocative speeches, that amount to hate speech in law and should be prosecuted allowed blood letting to spill on the streets of north east Delhi in February-March 2020

Campaigns

Sunday

03

Jan

Pan-India

Saturday

05

Dec

05 pm onwards

Rise in Rage!

North Gate, JNU campus

Thursday

26

Nov

10 am onwards

Delhi Chalo

Pan India

IN FACT

Analysis

Taliban 2021

Taliban in Afghanistan: A look back

Communalism Combat had taken a deep dive into the lives of people of Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. Here we reproduce some of our archives documenting the plight of hapless Afghanis, especially women, who suffered the most under the hardline regime.
2020

Milestones 2020

In the year devastated by the Covid 19 Pandemic, India witnessed apathy against some of its most marginalised people and vilification of dissenters by powerful state and non state actors. As 2020 draws to a close, and hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers continue their protest in the bitter North Indian cold. Read how Indians resisted all attempts to snatch away fundamental and constitutional freedoms.
Migrant Diaries

Migrant Diaries

The 2020 COVID pandemic brought to fore the dismal lives that our migrant workers lead. Read these heartbreaking stories of how they lived before the pandemic, how the lockdown changed their lives and what they’re doing now.
Delhi HC

Hate Speech and Delhi Pogrom 2020

A spate of provocative speeches, that amount to hate speech in law and should be prosecuted allowed blood letting to spill on the streets of north east Delhi in February-March 2020

Archives