Minister of State Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir on Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha that around 47,338 cases of crime against Scheduled castes and Scheduled Tribes were registered across the country in 2016.
Ahir further referring to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data said that a total of 40, 774 cases were registered under Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and other sections of law over alleged crimes against SCs and STs in the same year.
The minister of state further informed the Lok Sabha that out of the cases registered, charge sheets were filed in 78.3 per cent cases.
“The conviction rate was 25.8 per cent,” Ahir added.
The minister of state further informed the Lok Sabha that as many as 6,564 cases were registered over alleged crimes against the Scheduled Tribes in 2016, where the conviction rate was 20.8 per cent.
"A total of 38,564 cases were registered for alleged crime against the SCs in which charge-sheets were filed in 73.8 per cent cases and the conviction rate was 27.2 per cent," Ahir added.
He further added that altogether 6,275 cases were registered in the country for alleged crime against STs in 2015 in which charge-sheets were filed in 74.3 per cent cases, and the conviction rate was 19.8 per cent.