With agrarian distress being a major crisis accounting for thousands of farming lives every year, the latest data by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), which claims the suicide rates among Indian farmers has halved, has triggered scorn, with experts calling it a "hoax" and "manipulative".
The number of cases of crime against children including sexual violence and abuse has increased over the years as per the data maintained by National Crime Records Bureau, the government said on Friday.
The latest report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has shown a surprising trend differing from the widely accepted norms that children in poverty are the most vulnerable and soft targets of criminal gangs and goons.
Considering the ever-changing nature of crimes and the category of criminals in the country, data provided by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) still has a long way to go to provide the actual scenario prevalent in the country.
The National Crime Records Bureau, the country`s central repository for tabulating data related to criminal incidents, will soon begin collating data related to offences recorded under Section 377 (unnatural sex) of IPC as it prepares a new format to be sent to states.