NCRB Report 2020: Yogi Adityanath government’s claim wrong? Rising crime statistics came to the fore!

In the coming year, Assembly elections are expected to be held in the politically important state of Uttar Pradesh. All the political parties are gearing up for this election and BJP has made this election a prestige one to keep Uttar Pradesh in its hands. Against this backdrop, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had claimed that the crime rate in the state has come down. However, a recent report by the National Crime Records Bureau found that the number had not decreased but increased. The report only provides statistics in this regard.

Crime situation in Uttar Pradesh

The National Crime Register (NCRB) released the Crime Registration Report for the year 2020 on 14th September. The report sets out the situation of crime registration across the country. Accordingly, the total crime rate in Uttar Pradesh has been increasing since 2018. In 2018, a total of 3 lakh 42 thousand 355 crimes were registered in Uttar Pradesh. In 2019, the same number increased to 3 lakh 53 thousand 131, while in 2020, when the total crime rate in the country has increased, in Uttar Pradesh also 3 lakh 55 thousand 110 crimes have been recorded.

Crime rises by 20% across the country!

Meanwhile, considering the statistics across the country, the total number has increased by 20 per cent as compared to 2019. In 2019, 51 lakh 56 thousand 158 crimes were registered in the country, that number has gone up to 66 lakh 1 thousand 285 in 2020. The rate of non-compliance with the rules given by government officials is high. The number is also believed to have risen due to crimes committed against citizens who did not comply with government regulations during the Corona period. This number has increased from 29 thousand 469 in 2019 to 6 lakh 12 thousand 179 in 2020.

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On March 20, 2021, the Uttar Pradesh police claimed that there had been a sharp decline in crime in the state in the last four years. Similarly, on August 1, Home Minister Amit Shah also lauded Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for improving law and order in Uttar Pradesh at events in Lucknow and Mirzapur.

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