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Law and order in UP has improved, says NCRB data

Lucknow: Despite the opposition campaign against the Yogi Adityanath government on the law-and-order issue, the latest data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) states that the crime situation in the state has improved. 

The NCRB data says that UP has witnessed a sharp reduction of 45.43 percent in rape cases and has the lowest figures of crimes against women compared to the 21 major states of the country.

This has played an important role in changing the image and perception of UP globally and re-establishing its identity.

According to an official release, the state has seen a significant fall in the number of rape cases from 3419 cases in 2016 to 2317 cases in the year 2020.

The UP government has also recorded the highest conviction rate in the cases of crimes against women and cyber-crime in the country, says the report by NCRB.

UP has taken several steps to check crime against women which include anti-Romeo squads, UP-122 India App, night security cover scheme, women helpdesks, and pink booths.

A total of 25,895 criminals have been sent behind bars till the year 2019. Despite being the most populous state, UP has also seen a reduction in cases of murder.

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