The state governments are responsible for prevention, detection and investigation of crimes and for prosecuting the criminals through their law enforcement agencies, MoS Rai said.
Even though the number of cybercrime cases committed against children in 2020 remain small, its rise from 2019 is alarming.
The report titled 'Suicides and Accidental Deaths in India' was released last month by the National Crime Records Bureau which comes under the Union Home Ministry.
Odisha recorded the fourth highest cases of suicide among unemployed persons and fifth highest number of suicide cases of the persons engaged in business activities last year.
As many as 469 students took the extreme step in the previous year, compared to 383 in 2019.
According to the police, more than 300 cases are being registered against minors on average annually in Kerala.
The number of crimes against STs in Odisha was the fourth highest in the country in 2020 with 624 cases, a rise of 8.33 per cent from 2019.
An analysis of the latest NCRB data by NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) revealed that among 28,327 children who were victims of crimes reported under the POCSO Act, 28,058 were girls.
The country also logged 1.35 lakh cases of “hit and run” since 2018, the report of the NCRB, which functions under the Union Home Ministry, showed.
An analysis of the NCRB's report for the year 2020 shows that Myanmar nationals accounted for around 2 per cent of the total crimes allegedly committed by foreigners in the country.
Bangladeshis had the highest share (25.4%), followed by Nigerians (5.5%) and Nepalese (3.3%). Myanmarese accounted for 2.3%.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data of 2020, a total of 785 cases were registered under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act.
Under the category of special laws, Chandigarh (19.1) recorded the highest percentage of recidivism, followed by Sikkim which posted 19 per cent cases of recidivism.
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