Essay on National Crime Records Bureau !
The Crime Records Bureau operating under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, is engaged in collecting and disseminating information relating to crime, criminal and property in respect of various offences on the basis of monthly statements/returns received from State Police.
The data available in the Crime Record Division is used for the purpose of co-ordination of recovered or seized properties such as motor vehicles, firearms, etc. with data of lost or stolen motor vehicles and firearms and vice versa. The outcome of co-ordination is communicated to the concerned District Police Superintendent through wireless message for follow-up action.
The data pertaining to ‘TALASH’ is used to co-ordinate the persons arrested, wanted, missing, kidnapped, escaped, deserter, unidentified dead-bodies with each other and the concerned authorities are informed accordingly.
The Crime Record Division also prepares a data relating to foreigners involved in crimes and their activities for use of immigration authorities.
The Publication Branch of NCRB besides creating a data Bank on crime statistics, also compiles and publishes Prison statistics and collects, collates and disseminates crime statistics to Parliament, State Assemblies, Central/State Governments, Judiciary, NGO’s, Human Rights Commission, UN Organisation etc.
The purpose of publishing CRIME IN INDIA by the NCRB is to provide a comprehensive overview on the crime situation in the country state wise, and thereby enable the police and other law enforcement agencies to chalk out intervention strategies for dealing with crime and criminals appropriately and to minimise crimes from the society.
A noteworthy feature of the publication of the year 2005 is addition of a new chapter on ‘Crime in Railways’ for the first time with a view to presenting an overall picture about crimes in Railways which is the biggest transporter of passengers and goods in the country.