Accidental deaths rose 44 pct in past decade: NCRB
India Blooms News Service
Guwahati, July 10 (IBNS): A total of 3,90,884 accidental deaths were reported in India during the year 2011, which exceeds 2010 figure by 6,235, the latest report of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) said.
According to reports, the accidental deaths had been massively increased in the decade 2001-2011, with an increase of 44.2% in the year 2011.
The population growth during the period was 17.8%, whereas the increase of the rate of accidental deaths was 22.4%.
The report said that, out of the total accidental deaths, 3,67,194 (93.9%) deaths were due to unnatural causes and 23,690 (6.1%) were due to causes attributable to nature.
60,515 (15.5%) accidental death cases were reported in Maharashtra out of 3,90,884 such deaths in the country during the year.
Uttar Pradesh, the most populous State in the country with population share of 16.5%, had reported 7.7% of accidental deaths in the country.
Puducherry (88.5) had reported highest rate of accidental deaths in the country followed by Goa (75.6), Chhattisgarh (60.6), Maharashtra (53.9) against the national average rate of 32.3.
While Nagaland (3.6) reported top of the less rate of accidental deaths compared to the national rate.
The states, which reported less rate of accidental deaths compared to the national rate, were Lakshadweep (10.9), Bihar (11.4), Manipur (12.0), Uttar Pradesh (15.1), Assam (16.0), Jammu & Kashmir (16.5), Jharkhand (19.0), West Bengal (23.3), Uttarakhand (23.5), Meghalaya (24.1), tripura (24.4), Mizoram (25.1), Arunachal Pradesh (28.3) and Odisha (28.3).
The report said, the incidence had increased by 1.6% at national level during 2011 as compared to 2010.
Lakshadweep had reported the highest increase of 133.3% in 2011 as compared to 2010 followed by Meghalaya (84.5%), Sikkim (38.0%), Punjab (28.2%) and Manipur (26.3%), while Dadar & Nagar Haveli had reported the highest decline of 39.2% followed by Arunachal Pradesh (14.3%) and Maharashtra (5.7%).
According to reports, males accounted for 77.4% of total victims, while children accounted for 6.1% of total such deaths.
60.7% people of aged group between 15 to 44 years were reported most of the victims of accidents.
In the accidental death cases, 165072 (42.2%) cases were reported causes of traffic accidents, while 29708 (7.6%) in drowning, 29478 (7.5%) in poisioning, 26649 (6.8%) in sudden deaths, 24576 (6.3%) in fire incidents.