National Crime Records Bureau has recently released its latest report (NCRB Report 2020). In this report, the situation regarding crime in Uttarakhand is worrying. According to the data of 2020, Uttarakhand is at number one in the cases of murder and rape in the hill states (Rape Cases in Uttarakhand).
According to NCRB data, despite the lockdown due to the Corona period in 2020, crime was not curbed in the state. Due to the lockdown, the prevalence of online work increased more, with this there has been a double increase in cyber crime. According to the NCRB report, more cases of crime have been registered in Uttarakhand in 2020 than in 2019.
Status of crime in Uttarakhand in last 5 years-
According to the NCRB report, in the year 2018, a total of 3415 crime cases were registered in Uttarakhand. In the year 2019, 28268 were registered. Whereas in 2020, 57332 crime cases were registered. According to these figures, more cases have been registered in the COVID-19 period 2020 than in 2019. At the same time, crime in the state was less in 2019 as compared to 2018. While 34715 crime cases were registered in 2018, a total of 28268 cases were registered in 2019.
Uttarakhand at number one in murder cases in hill states
In the year 2019, 199 murder cases were registered in Uttarakhand (Murder Cases in Uttarakhand). However, there has been a slight decline in murder cases in the year 2020 as compared to 2019. In 2020, a total of 160 murder cases have been reported in the state. But in this report released by NCRB, Uttarakhand ranks first in the number of murder cases in hill states in 2020, which is a matter of concern.
Apart from Uttarakhand, the nine Himalayan states include Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. In this list, Jammu Kashmir (149) is at number two and Himachal Pradesh (91) is at number three. At the same time, a total of 29,193 murder cases were registered in the country during 2020, which shows a marginal increase of 1.0 percent as compared to 2019 (28,915 cases).
Despite the lockdown, crime against women increased in 2020
A total of 2846 cases of crime against women were registered in Uttarakhand in 2020 which was 2541 in 2019 and 2817 in 2018. On the other hand, if we talk about the last 5 years, the cases of crime against women in the state have increased continuously every year since 2015.
Uttarakhand has the highest number of rape cases among Himalayan states
Uttarakhand has the highest number of cases of rape and child sexual abuse among the nine Himalayan states. According to the data, Uttarakhand recorded 487 rape cases in 2020, which is the highest among the nine Himalayan states. After Uttarakhand, the highest number of cases were registered in Himachal (331), followed by Tripura with 79 cases.
Cyber crime doubled in Uttarakhand during Corona period
In Uttarakhand – Cyber crime has doubled in 2020. In 2020, 243 cases of cyber crime were registered in Uttarakhand. At the same time, in the year 2019, a total of 100 cases of cybercrime were reported in the state. In the COVID-19 period 2020, when everything was closed, online work had increased rapidly. Due to this, there has also been an increase in cybercrime in 2020. At the same time, in the year 2019, there was some restriction in cyber crime as compared to 2018.
Cybercrime increased rapidly in 2020
While 171 cyber crime cases were registered in 2018, the number had come down to just 100 in 2019. After which it accelerated in 2020 and there was an increase in the cases of cybercrime. A total of 18,657 cases have been registered under cybercrime in the country in 2020, which shows an increase of 0.8 percent as compared to 2019 (18,500 cases). The rate of cyber crime in India also increased from 16.2 in 2019 to 16.4 in 2020.
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