Even while the Chief Minister of Bihar is boasting of reducing crime in the state, the revelations of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) speaks a different reality about the law and order situation in the Nitish Kumar regime.

Although the state government is leaving no stone unturned to bring new wave of development in Bihar, but the recent 2010 NCRB reports illustrate that the condition of women and children has deteriorated in 2010 as compared to 2009.

Bihar ranked fifth in crime against children at All-India level. Out of 26,694 reported incidences in the country, the crime cases registered in the state is 1,843, accounting to 6.9 percent of the total cases. The figure shows 2.7 percent increase from 2009.

While the state stood second in kidnapping of children, it was at third rank in terms of murder cases. With 12.7 percent share in 10,670 cases of kidnapping reported from different parts of the country, 1,359 cases were solely reported from the state in 2010. While in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, 315 and 211 children were killed respectively, another 200 such cases were reported from Bihar in the year.

The cases of child trafficking were also reported here. With 152 cases of procuration of minor girls, the state topped after West Bengal (200 cases), amounting to 22.4 percent of 679 cases reported in the country.

Out of 21, 3585 cases of dowry deaths reported from different states, 1,257 women were killed in Bihar alone.  With 15 percent, it stood second after Uttar Pradesh which witnessed 2,217 cases of dowry death at the national level. Moreover, Bihar has reported highest rate of dowry deaths (1.3 percent) as compared to National average of 0.1 percent.

As per the reports, with higher number of 24,044 registered cases, Bihar stood second after Uttar Pradesh (27,225 cases) in violent crimes, representing 9.9 percent of the total crimes reported in the country in 2010.

3,362 incidences of murder have been reported last year in the state. With 10.1 percent share in 33,335 cases registered at All-India level, Bihar ranked second in murder cases.

As many as 644 cases of dacoity have been reported here. After Maharashtra (778 cases), Bihar figures in the second spot in dacoity cases.