Statistical Branch of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) was formed out of the Statistical Section of Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) which was one of the four units that were merged in NCRB at the time of NCRB's creation. Thus, Statistical Branch of NCRB is one of the founding branches of NCRB.
The Branch is headed by Chief Statistical Officer (CSO) who is an STS level officer belonging to the Indian Statistical Service (ISS). The CSO is assisted by a Statistical Officer (SO), who is a JTS level officer of ISS, and a Junior Staff Officer (JSO), who is an officer belonging to the EDP cadre of NCRB. The SO and the JSO guide and supervise the teams of DPAs, DEOs and other officials working under them. The DPAs and DEOs belong to the EDP cadre of NCRB.
The Branch brings out three annual publications: (1)Crime in India, (2)Accidental Deaths and Suicides in Indiaand (3) Prison Statistics India. These publications are the principal source of information on concerned subjects. The data for 'Crime in India' and 'Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India' is collected from 36 States / UTs and mega-cities (cities having a population of 10 lakh or more as per the latest census). Currently, there are 53 mega-cities. The data of 'Prison Statistics India' is collected from 36 States / UTs. The data from each data-supplying centre is being collected and checked for completeness & inconsistency through software package. The points requiring clarification in the data are conveyed to the concerned data-supplying centre and once all the clarifications are received, the data of that data-supplying centre is finalised. The all-India data is finalised after the data of all the data-supplying centres is finalised. The all-India tables are generated and the work of preparation of the report begins. After the completion of report-preparation work, the report is published. All the reports are made available on NCRB website also under "Publications" link. With a view to benefit the stakeholders, the Statistical Branch has, on its own initiative, digitised all the editions of these three reports, right from the initial years, and made them available under "Publications" link on NCRB website.
Under National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy 2013, the Bureau has created 234 datasets and made them available on national data portal. However, an external link for these datasets has also been provided on our website.
In addition to the collection and compilation of data and publication of the above-cited three reports, the Statistical Branch is also collecting data on crime statistics and human trafficking on monthly basis from 36 States/UTs. Data on human trafficking is being collected from AHT Nodal Office of each States/UTs.
Every year, the Statistical Branch handles more than 400 Parliament Questions received from various Ministries, besides handles numerous applications received under the Right to Information Act. The Branch also provides data to other users - Ministries, researchers and NGOs.