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Chandigarh has highest percentage of recidivism in country: Report

Chandigarh has highest percentage of recidivism in country: Report

Chandigarh had the highest percentage of recidivism among the persons arrested under the Special and Local Laws (SLL) and fourth highest among the persons arrested under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in the country during 2020. Photo for representation only.

Amit Sharma

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 19

Chandigarh had the highest percentage of recidivism among the persons arrested under the Special and Local Laws (SLL) and fourth highest among the persons arrested under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in the country during 2020.

As per the report of the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), the City Beautiful had 19.1 per cent of recidivism of persons arrested under the SSL.

The report states that a total of 869 adults were arrested last year. Out of this, 703 were arrested for the first time, 133 were arrested earlier but not convicted in the past and 33 persons arrested and convicted in the past.

Meanwhile, a juvenile was also apprehended under the SLL. However, he was apprehended for the first time.

The cases registered under the NDPS Act, the Arms Act, the Excise Act, the Dowry prohibition Act, the Gambling Act, etc., fall under the SLL.

Chandigarh is followed by Sikkim with 19 per cent of recidivism and Delhi with the third highest 16.1 per cent of recidivism.

Chandigarh also figures among the top states/UTs with high recidivism percentage among the persons arrested under the IPC.

Mizoram has the highest recidivism with 37.8 per cent, followed by Chhattisgarh with 14.5 per cent, West Bengal with 13.3 per cent and Chandigarh with 12.3 per cent.

The report reveals that a total of 2,854 adults were arrested last year. Out of this, 2,506 were arrested for the first time, 321 were arrested earlier but not convicted in the past and 27 arrested persons were convicted in the past.

The report further states that a total of 77 juveniles were apprehended under the IPC last year. Out of this, 64 persons were apprehended for the first time, 11 were apprehended but not convicted in the past and two juveniles apprehended and convicted in the past.

Fourth highest under IPC

Chandigarh also figures among the top states/UTs with high recidivism percentage among the persons arrested under the IPC. Mizoram has the highest recidivism with 37.8 per cent, followed by Chhattisgarh with 14.5 per cent, West Bengal with 13.3 per cent and Chandigarh with 12.3 per cent.

Special and Local Laws

  • Total persons arrested 860
  • Adults arrested for the first time 703
  • Adults arrested earlier as well, but not convicted in the past 133
  • Adults arrested earlier and convicted in the past 33
  • Juveniles apprehended for the first time 1
  • Recidivism percentage 19.1

Indian Penal Code (IPC)

  • Total persons arrested 2,931
  • Adults arrested for the first time 2,506
  • Adults arrested earlier as well, but not convicted in the past 321
  • Adults arrested earlier and convicted in the past 27
  • Juveniles apprehended for the first time 64
  • Juveniles apprehended, but not convicted in the past 11
  • Juveniles apprehended and convicted in the past 2
  • Recidivism percentage 12.3

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