Welcome to the website of National Crime Records Bureau. Located at New
Delhi as the attached office of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government
of India, NCRB is mandated to empower the Indian Police with Information
Technology for modernization of Indian Police.
NCRB has the proud distinction of installing 762 server - based computer
systems at every District Crime Records Bureau and State Crime Records
Bureau, across the country, 'Crime Criminal Information system (CCIS)’
project, with a view to maintain a National - level Database of Crimes,
Criminals and Property related to crime.
NCRB is implementing Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems
(CCTNS), which is a mission mode project under the National e-governance
plan of Government of India. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)
approved CCTNS Project on 19.06.2009 and an allocation of Rs. 2000 crores
has been made. It has the following objective:
Make the Police functioning citizen friendly, transparent,
accountable effective and efficient by automating the processes and
functions at the level of the Police Stations and other police
offices at various levels.
Improving delivery of citizen-centric services through effective
usage of Information & Communication Technology (ICT).
Provide the investigating Officers with the tools, technologies and
information to facilitate faster and more accurate investigation of
crime and detection of criminals.
Improve the Police functioning in various other areas such as Law &
Order, Traffic Management, curbing organized crimes, resource
Facilitate collection, storage, retrieval, analysis, transfer and
sharing of data and Information among Police Stations, Districts,
State headquarters and other organizations/agencies, including those
at Government of India level.
Enabling and assisting the senior Police Officers in better
management of Police Force.
Keep track of the progress of the crime and criminal investigation
and prosecution Cases, including progress of cases in the Courts.
Reduction in manual and redundant Record keeping.
CCTNS will cover all the Police Stations in the
States/UTs and also the higher offices up to State/UT Hqrs. All these
locations will be networked by providing appropriate high-speed
connectivity for data transfer and sharing of information amongst
various Police offices.
The Software Development Agency (WIPRO), the CCTNS team of NCRB and the
Central Project Management Team together are working tirelessly to meet
the stringent time lives set the various deliverables of the project.
Several meetings have been conducted/ are being conducted with different
level officers / personnel to sort out implementation issues at State /
UT level and to make the software user friendly and easy to use by
incorporating all important functionalities.
NCRB is the first organisation to have installed the Automated Finger
Print Identification System (AFIS) called Fingerprint Analysis and
Criminal Tracking System (FACTS) in India, which at present, only a few
countries in the world may claim to have. Digitized fingerprints
database is also being maintained at NCRB. In the near future, CCTNS
would be integrated with AFIS with the live scanner based remote query
facility and it would be one of the largest networked computer-systems
in India, in the aid of the Criminal Justice System.
The Bureau has developed several software application packages, with
resources from within. These include Motor Vehicle
/Property-Coordination System, Talash information System which are in
use by the Police departments across the Country.
The Portrait Building System developed by the Bureau has been of immense
use to the Investigating Officers of Police / Law enforcement
departments as it provides them vital clue / lead for identifying the
accused / suspects from the description given by the complainant and
witnesses. NCRB is in the process of releasing a totally revamped and
user friendly Colour Portrait Building System shortly.
The proposal for bringing out complete web enabled version of Motor
Vehicle Coordination System, with "On line" data transfer updates,
retrieval /reports generation, for authorized users is under testing
phase and is likely to be released by the year-end.
The annual publications of the Bureau viz. 'Crime in India', 'Accidental
Deaths and Suicides in India' and 'Prison Statistics India' are
providing relevant and useful data and detailed statistical information
on crime, Accidental deaths & suicides and Prisons in the country. These
publications are in great demand within the country and abroad. With a
view to benefit the stakeholders, NCRB has digitized all the editions of
these reports ('Crime in India' from 1953 onwards, 'Accidental Deaths
and Suicides in India' from 1967 onwards and 'Prison Statistics India'
1995 from onwards) and made available on NCRB website. These reports can
be downloaded by the stakeholders for the purpose of reference and their
Each year this Bureau conducts an average 22 training programmes for
Indian Police Officers in subject like Programming in .NET, Computer
Basics and Office Automation, Network and e-Security, Advanced Finger
Print Science, Operators course on Crime in India & Accidental Deaths
and Suicides in India and Prison Statistics etc. NCRB also conducts the
courses on “Training of Trainers” for development of training resource
persons in Police.
Four Regional Police Computer Training VCentres (RPCTCs) in Hyderabad,
Gandhinagar, Lucknow and Kolkata are also conducting various training
courses on behalf of NCRB.
Besides training Indian Police Officers, NCRB also conducts 12 weeks
training programme for Foreign Police Officers under Indian Technical
and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Special Commonwealth African Assistance
Programme (SCAAP) and Technical Cooperation Scheme (TCS) of Colombo Plan
of Ministry of External Affairs. Two programs viz., Information
Technology for Law Enforcement and Advanced Finger Print Science and
Computers are conducted for these officers from January to March every
So far NCRB has trained more than 46000 Indian Police Officers and 594
Foreign Police Officers and Fingerprint Experts.
We have great team in the Bureau committed to the achievement of
organizations goals, including the latest mandate i.e. the coordination
and monitoring of the CCTNS Project.
Suggestions for further improvement are welcome and solicited.
Shri. Shafi Alam
Director General, NCRB