Atrocities against scheduled castes, tribes down in 9 years

August 18th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Atrocities against scheduled castes and scheduled tribes have come down in a span of nine years (2001-2009) according to statistics of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the Rajya Sabha was informed Thursday.

“The cases reported in 2009 were 38,849, while there were 39,017 cases reported in 2001. During the nine years, the total number of cases reported were 318,661,” Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment D. Napoleon said in a written reply.

Data for 2010 was not available, the minister said.

The statistics cover 34 states and union territories, with the highest number of cases — 7,465 in 2009 reported from Uttar Pradesh.

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