New Delhi, October 22: After a delay of two years, the annual Crime in India Report 2017 was published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) on Monday. As per the NCRB report, India saw a decline in riots in 2017, however, the number of riot victims increased. The report found that 58,880 incidents of rioting were reported, which means on an average the country witnessed 161 rioting cases on a daily basis.

Even though the number of rioting incidents saw a decrease of 5 per cent in comparison to 2016, the number of riot victims increased by 22 per cent in 2017. In 2017, India witnessed 58,880 rioting cases while the number of riot victims stood at 90,394, according to the NCRB data. However, a year ago, the counrty saw 61,974 incidents of rioting and the number of victims was 73,744. Priyanka Gandhi Flays Yogi Adityanath Government After Uttar Pradesh Tops in Crimes Against Women.

According to the report, of the total riots reported in 2017, communal and sectarian riots accounted for 723 and 183 incidents respectively. There were 805 riots due to caste conflict and 1909 riots occurred due to political reasons. As per the report, the maximum incidents of riot were reported from Bihar - 11,698, followed by Uttar Pradesh - 8,990 and Maharashtra - 7,743. While Bihar was the rioting capital of India in 2017, Tamil Nadu topped the number of riot victims.

In 2017, Tamil Nadu saw 1,935 rioting cases but the number of victims was 18,749, suggesting that riots in Tamil Nadu were much intense and violent in comparison to riots in other parts of the country.

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