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Crime in India

Crime in India There is much to be learnt from a careful study of the National Crime Records Bureau

Crime is inherently sensational. Its coverage in the mass released recently, contains a large amount of data that would media, designed as it is to attract readers and viewers, repay serious study. However, since it is based on registered does little to ensure attention towards the social, eco-cases (under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the special and nomic and political factors underlying the phenomenon. The local laws) it is not an accurate picture of crimes committed in National Crime Records Bureau’s (NCRB) Crime in India 2006, the country.

More significantly, since it notes a decline or increase in certain crimes and specific crime rates without going into the reasons thereof, a number of questions remain unanswered.

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