National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB): Objectives & Functions

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  • Established in 1986.
  • Government agency responsible for collecting and analyzing crime data as defined by the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Special and Local Laws (SLL).
  • Under Department of Internal Security (Ministry of Home Affairs).
  • To function as a repository of information on crime and criminals so as to assist the investigators in linking crime to the perpetrators.
  • Based on the recommendation of the Task force, 1985 and National Police Commission, 1977 by merging the Directorate of Coordination and Police Computer (DCPC), Inter State Criminals Data Branch of CBI and Central Finger Print Bureau of CBI.
  • Mission
    • To Empower Indian Police with Information Technology and criminal Intelligence to enable them to uphold law and protect people.
    • To provide leadership and excellence in crime analysis particularly for serious and organized crime.
  • Functions
    • Create and maintain secure sharable National Databases on crimes and criminals for law enforcement agencies and promote their use for public service delivery.
    • Collect and process crime statistics at the national level and clearing house of information on crime and criminals both at National and International levels.
    • Lead and coordinate development of IT applications and create an enabling IT environment for Police organizations.
    • National repository of fingerprints of all criminals.
    • To evaluate, modernize and promote automation in State Crime Records Bureau and State Finger Print Bureau.
    • Training and capacity building in Police Forces in Information Technology and Finger Print Science.

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