Published: 15th September 2021
NCRB Report 2020: India has 3.36 lakh cases of crime against children pending in our courts. Which state is on top?
The year 2019 had 2,95,490 cases pending court disposal. This year the number rose to 3,36,585 under the head 'Cases Pending Trial from Previous Year'
The National Crime Records Bureau's (NCRB) Crime in India 2020 report has found that there have been more than 41,000 pending cases added to the existing 2.95 lakh cases pending at various stages of trial in Indian courts. The year 2019 had 2,95,490 cases pending court disposal. This year the number rose to 3,36,585. Uttar Pradesh was on top of this list with 59,715 pending cases. Maharashtra trailed close behind with 50,512 cases.
While Madhya Pradesh recorded the most number of cases of Crime Against Women (17,008), Uttar Pradesh (15271) and Maharashtra (14,371) were close behind. The 2019 stats recorded Maharashtra on top with 19,592 cases, while Madhya Pradesh took the second spot with 19,028 cases. Both the states have seen a significant drop this year. The rate of cases recorded under POCSO remained the same at 10.6 per cent.
The Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown resulted in a drop in traditional crimes like theft, robbery, and assault on women and children in 2020, but there was a drastic jump in disobedience to government orders, primarily arising due to violations of COVID-19 norms, official data showed.
According to the latest report of the NCRB on 'Crime in India 2020', a total of 66,01,285 cognisable crimes comprising 42,54,356 Indian Penal Code (IPC) crimes and 23,46,929 Special and Local Laws (SLL) crimes were registered in 2020. NCRB has been bringing out the Crime in India report since 1953. It shows an increase of 14,45,127 (28 per cent) in registration of cases over 2019 (51,56,158 cases), while the crime rate registered per lakh population increased from 385.5 in 2019 to 487.8 in 2020.