According to a report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), an average of 80 murders and 77 rapes took place in India every day in 2020. In 2020, a total of 29,193 deaths were reported in India, with an average of 80 murders per day. The highest number of murders took place in Uttar Pradesh. Compared to 2019, the figures for 2020 have increased by 1 per cent. In 2019, a total of 28,915 people were killed, with an average of 79 murders per day.
In 2020, Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest number of 3,779 murders in the country. It is followed by Bihar with 3,150 murders, followed by Maharashtra with 2,163 murders. In Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, 1,948 murder cases were registered. The capital Delhi also witnessed 472 murders in the year 2020.
In 2020, an average of 70 rape cases were reported every day. There were a total of 28,046 incidents of rape during the year. The NCRB said that last year, 3 lakh 71 thousand 503 cases were registered against women across the country. Compared to 2019, it has decreased by 8.3 per cent in 2020. In 2019, 4 lakh 5 thousand 326 cases were registered against women.
According to NCRB data, Rajasthan recorded the highest number of 5,310 rape cases in 2020. It was followed by Uttar Pradesh with 2,769, Madhya Pradesh with 2,339 and Maharashtra with 2,061 cases. In 2019, the crime rate per one lakh female population was 62.3 per cent, while in 2020 it was 56.5 per cent.