NCRB Annual Reports To Be Out Soon

By Moderator July 15, 2019 13:31

The annual crime report compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for 2017 will be published soon as requisite data from all States have been received.

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  • NCRB plans to come out with the 2017 report first then the “Crime in India” for 2018 report will be published
    • It has a database of all crimes, photographs of criminals and missing children among other things.
    • The report is used by the State and the Central governments for framing various policies and initiatives and also by various other stakeholders for research purposes.
  • The Opposition parties have accused the government of withholding the report.
  • To reduce the dependence on the State government to send data, NCRB is developing software on the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) to cull out the data automatically and publish the report.
  • To ensure that published data suits the requirements of various stakeholders, the NCRB has comprehensively revised the proforma for collecting crime statistics.
    • It has trained personnel of States and Union Territories on the new formats.
    • In 2017-18, the NCRB in consultation with States and other stakeholders had revised the forms to add new crime categories.
    • Earlier, as many as 35% crimes were in the “unclassified” category.

Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS)

  • CCTNS aims at creating a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effective policing at all levels and especially at the Police Station level
  • It envisages to adopts principles of e-Governance, and creation of a nationwide networked infrastructure for evolution of IT-enabled state-of-the-art tracking system around “investigation of crime and detection of criminals” in real-time, which is a critical requirement in the context of the present-day internal security scenario.
  • There are 15,816 police stations across the country and the CCTNS connects almost 15,000 of them on a national platform.


  • Provide Citizen-Centric Police Services via a web portal
  • Pan India search on National database of Crime & Criminal records
  • Crime and Criminal reports at State and Center
  • Computerization of Police Processes

Benefits of CCTNS

Benefits to Police Department

  • Enhanced tools for investigation.
  • Centralized crime and criminal information repository along with the criminal images and fingerprints with advanced search capabilities.
  • Enhanced ability to analyze crime patterns and/ or modus operandi
  • Enhanced ability to analyze road incidents and other accidents.
  • Faster turnaround time for the analysis results (criminal and traffic) to reach the officers on the field.
  • Reduced workload for the police stations back-office activities such as preparation of regular and ad-hoc reports and station records management.
  • A collaborative knowledge-oriented environment where knowledge is shared across different regions and units.
  • Better coordination and communication with external stakeholders through the implementation of electronic information exchange systems.

Benefits to Ministry of Home Affairs (NCRB)

  • Standardized means of capturing the crime and criminal data across the police stations in the country.
  • Faster and easier access to crime and criminal information across the country in a manner amenable for trend and pattern analysis.
  • Enhanced ability to detect crime patterns through modus operandi across the States/UTs and communicate to the state police departments for aiding in crime prevention.
  • The ability to respond faster and with greater accuracy to inquiries from the parliament, citizens and citizens groups; and to RTI queries.
  • Easy and low-cost scalability of crime and criminal systems in the future.

Benefits to Citizens

  • Multiple channels to access services from the police.
  • Simplified process for registering petitions.
  • Simplified process for accessing general services such as requests for certificates, verifications, and permissions.
  • Simplified process and accurate means of tracking the progress of the case during trials.
  • Simplified and accurate access to view/report unclaimed/recovered vehicles and property.
  • Simplified process and channel for grievance registration.
  • Improved relationship management for victims and witnesses.
  • Faster and assured response from police to any emergency calls for assistance.

Benefits to external departments

  • Seamless integration with police systems for better citizen service delivery and improved law enforcement.
  • A quick exchange of accurate information with the police department.

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By Moderator July 15, 2019 13:31