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Automated facial recognition: what NCRB proposes, what are the concerns

The NCRB, which manages crime data for police, would like to use automated facial recognition to identify criminals, missing people, and unidentified dead bodies, as well as for “crime prevention”.

Matter of Life and Death

Presented by the Bengali theatre group Dhumketu, the play is riddled with statistics. According to the National Crime Records Bureau, India has the sixth-highest female suicide death rates in the world; and more than one lakh people have committed suicide every year, over the last decade.


Disproportionately high population of Dalits, Adivasis lodged in jails, says study

Citing data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the report says, “Dalits and Adivasis - two of the most vulnerable sections of Indian society - make up a considerable number of India’s prison population.”

What we talk about when we talk about crime

Composite crime figures hide more than they reveal. Disaggregation of the data could further deterrence, aid efficient policing and enable improvements in social policy.

Explained Snippets | Crime against children up 14 per cent in 2 years: steep rise in Assam, Bihar

Replying to a starred question, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir cited measures taken such as the recent enhancement of punishment for rape of children aged below 12.

More girls, women go missing than boys, men: NCRB data, 2016

As per NCRB data, a total of 2.90 lakh people went missing in 2016. Of these, about 1.74 lakh were females.


Not by a stricter law alone

Disturbing new trends have emerged in rape judgments

Continuing scandal

Statistics confirm that the criminal justice system is inefficient, and prejudiced against minorities and poor.

37,878 mobiles stolen in 2014, 43% of them from Delhi

The highest number of recoveries is in Maharashtra with 1,956, which at 34.33 per cent is five times as high as Delhi’s recovery rate of 6.60 per cent

Jharkhand tops in witch-hunt murders, Rajasthan ranks low

According to NCRB, only four witchcraft murders took place in Rajasthan between 2008 and 2013.