‘Dispute’ most common murder motive — NCRB
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Oct. 22 (EMN): The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report for the year 2017, which was released on Monday, indicates that ‘dispute’ was the cause of highest number of murders in the country.
It was the motive for 7,898 murder cases, followed by ‘personal vendetta or enmity’ (4,660) and ‘gain’ (2,103), according to the report.
It also included separate data on metro cities. Although crime rates for states and UTs were computed using mid-year projected population based on the 2001 Census, the same was not available for metro cities.
The crime rates for metropolitan cities have therefore been calculated using Actual Population Census 2011. The data for states and metro cities is, therefore, not comparable, it stated.
Delhi topped the notorious list with a total of 400 murder cases, followed by Bengaluru with 235 cases out of the total 1,976 murder cases reported in metro cities. The crime rate, however, was highest in Patna with 8.9 per one lakh population; followed by Nagpur with 3.4 per one lakh population.
Among the states, Uttar Pradesh (UP) topped the list in 2017 with most murders cases at 4,324 – down from 4,889 in 2016. UP was followed by Bihar with 2,803 murders in 2017, an increase from the 2,581 cases registered in 2016.
Delhi recorded the most murder cases at 487 cases among the UTs, down from 528 cases in 2016. It was followed by Chandigarh and Puducherry with the second highest murder cases at 25 murders.
Interestingly, Arunachal Pradesh recorded the highest crime rate incidence per one lakh population, with 5.9 per one lakh population.
Other reasons for murder included ‘water disputes’ with Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra reporting 14 murder cases each; while Odisha recorded the highest number for murder cases related to ‘dowry’ with 291, followed by West Bengal with 274.
The tear 2017 also saw 93 cases of honour killing, with the maximum cases reported from Jharkhand (41).
‘Casteism’ led to 56 murders in the country and 74 cases of murder were reported for ‘gang rivalry’.
It may be mentioned that the crime statistics report showed a 5.9% decline in murder cases over the previous year.
(With inputs from News 18)