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After a decline in Covid-hit 2020, economic offences increase 19% in 2021

Rajasthan records highest number of cases, followed by Telangana

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Though the number of cases declined 11.7 per cent to 23,757 cases in 2021 in Rajasthan from 26,920 cases in 2019, the state has consistently had the highest share of economic offences in the country for the past three years.

Samreen Wani New Delhi
After a dip in 2020, the number of economic offences rose 19.4 per cent to 174,013 cases in 2021, according to the Crime in India report by the National Crime Records Bureau.

The data shows that there was a marginal dip in the pendency of cases in 2021 at 96.6 per cent compared with 96.8 per cent in 2020, but this was still three percentage points higher than 93.6 per cent recorded in 2019.

Economic offences include all offences of criminal breach of trust, counterfeiting, forgery, cheating, and fraud.

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Among the states, the highest number of instances were recorded

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First Published: Aug 30 2022 | 5:08 PM IST

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