(The Gist of PIB) Prison statistics India 2019

(THE GIST OF PIB)  Prison statistics India 2019


Prison statistics India 2019

  • National Crime Records Bureau releases Prison statistics India 2019.
  • Key highlights:
  • Number of prisoners: 4,78,600 prisoners were confined in various jails with Convicts, Undertrial inmates and Detenues accounting for 30.11%, 69.05% and 0.67% respectively.
  • Composition: Scheduled Castes accounted for 21.7% of convicts and 21% of undertrials; Scheduled Tribes accounted for 13.6% of convicts and 10.5% of undertrials; and Muslims, 16.6% of convicts and 18.7% of undertrials.
  • Marginalised groups face trouble in accessing judicial remedies and their proportion in jails are higher while comparing it with their proportion to population.
  • Age group: maximum inmates were belonging to the age group 18- 30 years (43.4%) followed by 30- 50 years (43.3%). 
  • Education: Below class X (41.6%), Class X & above but below Graduation (21.5%).
  • NCRB was set up in 1986 under the Ministry of Home Affairs, on the recommendation of National Police Commission (1977-1981) and MFIA task force (1985), to function as a repository of information on crime and criminals.
  • NCRB data facilitates evidence-based policy making and helps to plan crime prevention strategies for future.


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