New Delhi, October 23: The murder rate in India has slipped to the lowest since 1963. The murder rate in 2017 was the lowest in 54 years, according to a Times of India report. The murder rate, including culpable homicide, is 2.49 per lakh population, according to the Crime in India 2017, a publication just released by the National Crime Records Bureau.
The report mentions that even though the overall crime rates have increased, the murder rate has dropped. Infact, not only in India but globally as well, there has been a steady dip in the murder rate. From 1957 to 70 was the least violent in terms of the murders that took place. From 1970, the rate started increasing and reached its peak in 1992. Crime Rate in Delhi: 11.72 Percent Decline in Heinous Crimes Seen in National Capital.
In its peak year, Uttar Pradesh topped the charts, witnessing the maximum murders, followed by Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh. Murders in absolute numbers have slipped in the above-mentioned states over the last few years, inspite of a spurt in population.