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What is National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)

What is National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)
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The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) is a government agency responsible for collecting and analysing crime data as defined by the Indian Penal...

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) is a government agency responsible for collecting and analysing crime data as defined by the Indian Penal Code (IPC). NCRB is headquartered in New Delhi and is part of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India.

NCRB was set-up in 1986 to function as a repository of information on crime and criminals so as to assist the investigators in linking crime to the perpetrators. It was set up based on the recommendation of the Task force and National Police Commission by merging the Directorate of Coordination and Police Computer (DCPC), Statistical Branch of BPR&D, Inter State Criminals Data Branch of CBI and Central Finger Print Bureau of CBI.

The Bureau’s mission includes empowering Indian Police with Information Technology and criminal Intelligence to enable them to uphold law and protect people and to provide leadership and excellence in crime analysis particularly for serious and organized crime.

It was founded on various objectives, including creating and maintaining a secure sharable national databases on crimes and criminals for law enforcement agencies and promote their use for public service delivery; collecting and processing crime statistics at the national level and clearing house of information on crime and criminals both at National and International levels; lead and coordinate development of IT applications and create an enabling IT environment for police organizations; creating a national repository of fingerprints of all criminals, among others.

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