- Highway accidents bleed insurance cos Rs 4,000 Crore Paid Out Every Year In Compensation.
- Amount Paid by PSU firms to victims through MACT(in Rs Cr.)
- 2006-2007 3,741
- 2007-2008 3,865
- 2008-2009 3,975
- 1.4 L road accidents were reported in India in 2007, Killing 40,612 people and injuring 1.5 lakh
[Publication: Times Of India Bangalore; Date: Oct 26, 2009; Section: Front Page; Page: 1]
Stats from National Crime Records Bureu :: http://ncrb.nic.in/ 
- A total of 57,33,407 cognizable crimes comprising of 19,89,673 Indian Penal Code (IPC) crimes and 37,43,734 Special & Local Laws (SLL) crimes were reported, showing an increase of 12.4% over 2006 (51,02,460).
- Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh is the only city in the country which reported more than 10 thousand SLL cases per one lakh of population.
- 27,80,559 persons were arrested under IPC crimes and 40,87,246 persons were arrested under SLL crimes. Overall 68,67,805 persons were arrested both under IPC and SLL crimes. On an average, 1.4 persons were arrested per IPC case and 1.1 persons were arrested per SLL case in the country.
- 44.6% of the arrestees belonged to 18-30 years reflecting the drift of younger people taking to crimes.
- A large chunk of juveniles (68.4%) belonged to the poor families whose annual income was up to Rs 25,000/-. The share of juveniles hailing from middle income group (Rs 50,000 – Rs 2,00,000) was 9.8%.
- Andhra Pradesh reported 13.3% of total such cases in the country (24,738 out of 1,85,312). Tripura reported the highest crime rate (30.7) closely followed by Andhra Pradesh (30.3) as compared to the National average rate of 16.3.
- Among 35 mega cities, Delhi city reported 29.5% (524 out of 1,775) of total Rape cases, 31.8% cases (1,021 out of 3,207) of Kidnapping & Abduction of Women, 15.6% cases (111 out of 711) of Dowry Deaths, 14.2% cases (1,711 out of 12,031) of Cruelty by Husband and Relatives and 21.5% cases (744 out of 3,463) of Molestation.
- 74.8% (19,64,845 out of 26,26,687) of all IPC cases registered were disposed off by police and 80.1% true cases (14,75,711 out of 18,41,411) were charge sheeted.
- Trials were completed in 10,25,689 IPC crime cases out of total 74,73,521 cases pending for trials. 62,94,750 IPC cases remained pending for trial in courts as on December 31, 2007.
- Murder has increased by 229.7% (from 9,803 in 1953 to 32,318 in 2007); Rape by 733.8% (from 2,487 in 1971 to 20,737 in 2007); Kidnapping & Abduction by 423.9% (from 5,261 in 1953 to 27,561 in 2007); Robbery by 127.6% (from 8,407 in 1953 to 19,136 in 2007) and Riots by 191.9% (from 20,529 in 1953 to 59,915 in 2007).
- Total 3,40,794 accidental deaths in the country during the year 2007.
- A total of 4,48,235 ‘Traffic Accidents’ were reported during the year comprising of 4,18,657 ‘Road Accidents’, 1,873 ‘Rail-Road Accidents’ and 27,705 ‘Other Railway Accidents’. It is observed that the rate of deaths per thousand vehicles has increased from 1.3 in 2003 to 1.6 in 2007.
- The major un-natural causes of Accidental Deaths were (i) Road Accidents (36.3%), (ii) Drowning (8.6%), (iii) Railway Accidents (8.3%), (iv) Poisoning (8.1%) and (v) Sudden Deaths (6.8%).
- 14 Suicides took place every hour.
- More than one lakh persons (1,22,637) in the country lost their lives by committing suicide during the year 2007.
- It is observed that social and economic causes have led most of the males to commit suicides whereas emotional and personal causes have mainly driven females to end their lives.
- Suicides because of ‘Family Problems’ (23.8%) and ’Illness’ (22.3%) combined accounted for 46.1% of total Suicides.
- 1 each in every 3 suicide victims was a youth (15-29 years) and middle aged (30-44 years)
- The overall male:female ratio of suicide victims for the year 2007 was 65:35, however, the proportion of Boys : Girls suicide victims (upto 14 years of age) was 48:52.
- 71.5% of the suicide victims were married while 20.8% were un-married.. Nearly 47.0% of the suicide victims were married males while 24.5% were married females.
- Five States – Kerala, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka – accounted for 65.4% of suicide victims in the age group 60 years and above.
- 1 suicide for every 5 suicide is committed by a Housewife.
- 41.9% of suicide victims were self employed while only 6.9% were un-employed and 11.9% were salaried.
- Maharashtra (12.4%), Andhra Pradesh (12.1%), West Bengal (12.1%), Tamil Nadu (11.3%) and Karnataka (10.0%) contributed 57.9% of total suicide victims.
- Bengaluru (2,429), Chennai (2,313), Delhi (1,246) and Mumbai (1,141) – the four cities together have reported almost 50% of the total suicides reported from 35 mega cities.
Prisons in India:
- Total Number of Jails in the country : 1,276. Total Capacity of Jails in the country : 2,77,304.
- Total Number of Jail Inmates as on 31.12.2007 : 3,76,396 [Male : 3,60,995 (95.9%) Female : 15,401 (4.1%)]
- The highest number of 76,180 inmates (73,851 male : 2,329 female) were reported from Uttar Pradesh (20.2%) followed by Bihar 39,638 (38,346 male : 1,292 female) at the end of the year 2007.
- Uttar Pradesh reported the highest overcrowding of prisons (201.3%) followed by Chhattisgarh (193.3%) and Delhi (185.7%).
- Murder alone accounted for 59.0% of the total Convicts under IPC Crimes. The highest percentage of Murder Convicts was reported from Madhya Pradesh (15.7%) followed by Uttar Pradesh (13.1%) of the total Murder convicts at the end of the year 2007.
- 63,828 Convicts accounting for 53.1% of total Convicts in the country were undergoing sentences for Life Imprisonment at the end of the year 2007.
- 75 convicted prisoners were in the age group of 16-18 years, 41,995 in the age group of 18 to 30 years, 59,578 convicts were in the age-group of 30 to 50 years and 18,467 convicts were 50 years or more.
- 357 undertrial prisoners were in the age group of 16-18 years, 1,18,087 in the age group of above 18 to 30 years, 1,09,020 undertrials were in the age-group of above 30 to 50 years and 23,263 undertrials were 50 years or more.
- The highest earning by inmates trained in various vocational programmes was reported from Maharashtra (Rs.1,534.5 lakh) followed by Bihar (Rs.936.7 lakh) during the year 2007.
- The highest earning per inmate was reported from Maharashtra (Rs.5,926) followed by Gujarat (Rs.4,416) as against All-India average of Rs.1,614 during the year 2007.
- 3,096 (i.e. 6.2%) staff members were women out of the total 49,574 staff managing jails in the country during the year 2007.
- The highest expenditure per inmate was reported from Mizoram (Rs.64,080) followed by Delhi (Rs.59,526) as against All-India average of Rs.12,965 during the year 2007-08.
- 36,421 of total convicted prisoners were illiterate, 52,834 had education upto Xth class, 20,521 had education above Class X but below graduation, 5,340 were graduates, 1,346 were post-graduates and 3,653 were holding some technical degree.
- 88,312 of total undertrial prisoners were illiterate, 1,08,642 had education upto Xth class, 39,861 had education above Class X but below graduation, 9,762 were graduates, 2,806 were post-graduates and 1,344 were holding some technical degree.
- 18,000 die every year on railway tracks either while walking on railway tracks or walking on trains. The total death toll on railway lines was 18,112 in 2007, 17,585 in 2006 and 16,750 in 2005.