New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest number of cases of crime against members of the Schedule Caste community with 8,358 instances in 2015, according to National Crime Records Bureau data.
There was an increase of 3.50 per cent from 2014 when 8,075 cases were reported in the largest state.
However, the nationwide figure registered a decline of 4.51 per cent from 47,064 in 2014 to 45,003 in 2015.
Besides Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan (6,998), Bihar (6,438) and Andhra Pradesh (4,415) were other states where higher number of cases of crimes against SCs were reported.
At the same time, five northeastern states -- Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh -- did not report a single such case.
Similarly, there was no case of crime against SCs in Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Lakshadweep in 2015.
Goa, Tripura, West Bengal, Uttrakhand, Kerala, Assam Punjab and Haryana reported minimal number of such cases.