Citizens Vigilance and Monitoring Committee

The Scheduled Castes and The Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989

Recorded Crimes against SCs and STs - India

YEAR SC ST TOTAL
2002 33,507 6,774 40,281
2003 26,252 5,889 32,141
2004 26,887 5,535 32,422
2005 26,127 5,713 31,840
2006 27,070 5,791 32,861
2007 30,031 5,532 35,563
2008 33,615 5,582 39,197
2009 33,594 5,425 39,019
2010 32,712 5,885 38,597
2011 33,719 5,756 39,475
2012 39,408 6,793 46,201
2013 39,408 6,793 46,201
2014 47,064 11,451 58,515
2015 45,003 10,914 55,917
2016 40,801 6,568 47,369
2017 43,203 7,125 50,328
2018 42,793 6,528 49,321
2019 45,961 7,570 53,531
2020 50,291 8,272 58,563
2021 50,900 8,802 59,702
Total 7,48,346 1,38,698 8,87,044

Source: Crime in India, National Crime Records Bureau.

A compendium of 30 years of Indian and Global experiences, analysis and study on the PoA Act

Union Report U/s 21(4)

30 years review of
Scs & STs (POA) Act (English)

30 years review of
Scs & STs (POA) Act (Tamil)

India Report 2017

India Report 2018

India Report 2019

Union Annual Reports U/s 21 (4)

“I do not believe that we can build up a free society in India so long as there is a trace of this ill-treatment and suppression of one class by another.”

Dr B R Ambedkar

Recorded Crimes against SCs and STs - Tamil Nadu

Year SC ST Total
2000 1,296 9 1,305
2001 2,336 9 2,345
2002 2,097 77 2,174
2003 1,495 67 1,562
2004 1,156 27 1,183
2005 1,206 13 1,219
2006 991 24 1,015
2007 1,743 17 1,760
2008 1,618 14 1,632
2009 1,312 22 1,334
2010 1,631 33 1,664
2011 1,391 23 1,414
2012 1,647 27 1,674
2013 1,845 23 1,868
2014 1,546 18 1,564
2015 1,782 30 1,812
2016 1,291 19 1,310
2017 1,362 22 1,384
2018 1,413 15 1,428
2019 1,144 31 1,175
2020 1,237 23 1,260
2021 1,274 39 1,313
Total 34,190 582 33,395

Source: Crime in India, National Crime Records Bureau.

State Annual Reports (Rule 18)

The Scheduled Castes and The Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989

An Act to prevent the commission of offences of atrocities against the members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, to provide for Special Courts for the trial of such offences and for the relief and rehabilitation of the victims of such offences and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

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