This article in The Wire highlights IDFC Institute's Safety Trends and Reporting of Crime (SATARC) Survey data on under-reporting of crime in light of the recently released official crime numbers by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
"According to the Safety Trends and Reporting of Crime survey conducted by a Mumbai based think-tank, IDFC Institute, only 6-8% of victims of theft in four major Indian cities lodged an FIR (first information report) with the police. The remaining 92-94% are not reflected in any official record. In certain cases, victims themselves refrained from approaching the police. In the rest of the cases, the police did not register the case for various reasons."
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