Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India (ADSI)

The data for the report is collected by State Crime Records Bureaux (SCRBx) from the District Crime Records Bureaux (DCRBx) and sent to NCRB at the end of the year under reference. Data from mega-cities (cities having population of 10 lakh or more as per the latest census) is also collected separately. The first edition of 'Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India' pertains to the year 1967 and the latest edition of the report pertains to the year 2021.


The report contains information on

  • deaths due to accidents and
  • suicides.

Age-group-wise and sex-wise details of victims are available in the report. A chapter each has been devoted to accidental deaths, traffic accidents and suicides. The above information is presented in graphic/chart format, table format and map format.

Salient Fields:

The deaths due to accidents have been classified into two broad groups - accidental deaths due to causes attributable to nature and accidental deaths due to causes not attributable to nature. Causes attributable to nature include avalanche, cold and exposure, tornado, earthquake, epidemic, flood, heat stroke, landslide, lightning, torrential rain and other natural causes. Causes not attributable to nature include air crash, collapse of structure, drowning, explosion, falls, fire, sudden deaths, poisoning, traffic accidents and other causes. Details of road accident deaths by causes, place of occurrence, type of road, month of occurrence and by time of occurrence are available in the report. Information on suicides by causes such as bankruptcy, suspected / illicit relation, cancellation / non-settlement of marriage, not having children, illness, death of dear person, dowry dispute, divorce, failure in examination, family problems, property dispute, unemployment and other causes is available in the publication. The publication contains details of professional, educational and social profile of suicide victims. The publication contains details of farmer’s suicides by causes, social status, educational status, etc.

Data Generates Research and Decision Making:

The report is the only, and most comprehensive, databank available with the Government of India on the subject. The data contained in the report is used by policy makers, NGOs, researchers and public at large. Keeping in view the extensive, and increasing, dependence of various stakeholders on the information contained in the report, we have, on our own initiative, digitised all the editions of the report from 1967 to 2020 and made them available on our website.

Suggestions and Innovations:

We make continuous efforts to improvements in the publication. Thus, the maps have been given a new look. We welcome any suggestions users may like to make for improving the contents and presentation of the publication.

Updated On: 27/08/2022
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