Crimes against SCs went up 13% and against STs by 14.3% in 2022: NCRB

IndiaTimes Wednesday, 6 December 2023
The National Crime Records Bureau’s ‘Crime in India’ report 2022 report brings into focus the vulnerability of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. With 57,582 cases registered for committing crime against Scheduled Castes (SCs) in 2022, the data reflects an increase of 13.1% over 2021 (50,900 cases). The highest number of cases (18,428) accounting for 32% of the total cases were registered under simple hurt followed by cases under criminal intimidation with 9.2% (5,274 cases) and SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act with 8.2% (4,703 cases).

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