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Jharkhand has been ranked at the top in the country with respect to the crime rate

June 17
12:43 2013

M. Mishra

 Ranchi: The cases of murder might have seen a slight downturn, but Jharkhand has been ranked at the top in the country with respect to the crime rate.

The startling revelation has come to the fore in the statistics of crime that took place in 2016, which was released recently by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in New Delhi.

Of the total 47817 cases of cognizable crimes, 1514 were related to murder in the year 2016, which account for 5% of the total similar crimes took place in the country. In 2015, the state has witnessed 1536 murder, which was 1658 in 2014.

However, as far as the crime rate in cases of murder is concerned, which is counted on the basis of per lakh population, Jharkhand happens to be the most disturbing state and hence ranked the 1st

In terms of case related to cognizable offences, the year 2016 proved better than the previous year. There were as many as 47817 cases of cognizable offences reported in different police stations across the state in 2016, which was lower than reported that were reported in the previous year.

Jharkhand has witnessed a total number of 52911 cases of canonization offences in 2015 as compared to 51656 in 2014.

A total of 2593 persons were murdered in Bihar vis-à-vis 1517 in Jharkhand. However, as far as rape is concerned, Jharkhand exceeds its neighbouring state. As many as 1110 girls and women were raped in Jharkhand, as compared to 1008 in Bihar.

The NCRB statistics show that the maximum murder (672) victims were in the age group of 18 to 30 years. Altogether 419 persons were killed due to personal vendetta or enmity in Jharkhand, as compared to 524 in Bihar, which as about three times the population of Jharkhand.

The state witnessed killing of 293 persons due to property disputes, which is up from states like Madhya Pradesh (248), Maharashtra (117) and West Bengal (60).  

Similarly, as many as 1371 cases were lodged with the Jharkhand police under the dowry act in Jharkhand, which is higher as compared to 1058 cases registered in Bihar.

As many as 35 persons were killed in cases suspected to be of illicit relations, while 37 murders took placed because of the love affairs in Jharkhand.

The state again topped the list with the number of people killed in suspected cases of witchcraft. As many as 27 persons were killed in Jharkhand in the name witchcraft, wherein 24 persons were killed in Odisha and 19 in Madhya Pradesh under the similar charge.

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