Union Minister G Kishan Reddy said that many states and Union territories reported "Nil" data on suicides by farmers or cultivators.
According to NCRB data, Delhi Police recorded 459 cases of murder till November 15 this year which were 439 in 2018 during the same period.
The drive aims to highlight the role of common people and the application of DNA forensics in expediting India’s criminal justice system in sexual offence and rape cases.
It is mostly the poor and less-literate people who committed suicide, the data show.
The NCRB report said a total of 1,361 jails across the country had over 4.50 lakh prisoners, around 60,000 more than the total capacity of all prisons, at the end of year 2017.
A total of 1,16,968 prisoners availed education in 2017 whereas the number was 1,30,443 in 2016.
Keshav Prasad Maurya was reacting to Priyanka Gandhi's recent remark that the state topped crime against women.
The annual Crime in India Report 2017 published by NCRB was released on Monday after a delay of more than a year.
Uttar Pradesh had the second-highest number of such cases at 81,170. No cases were reported disposed in Lakshadweep because of lack of evidence or inability to find clues.
Among the 384 human trafficking victims who were rescued from the State, 241 were trafficked for 'sexual exploitation for prostitution'.
Gujarat tops the list with `9 crore, while seizure in Tamil Nadu was `46 lakh
Rioting during protests (1,991), rash driving (1,64,174), child porn (79) claim top spots, says National Crime Records Bureau report
The Ministry issued a list of 13 parameters or crime heads which consisted of vague or unreliable data.
Among all states, Madhya Pradesh alone accounted for 19.3 per cent of all juvenile offenders' cases as 6,491 FIRs registered in the state in 2017.
Of the 3,59,849 cases of crimes against women reported in the country, Uttar Pradesh registered 56,011 cases followed by Maharashtra with 31,979 cases and West Bengal 30,002.