Fact Check: No religion-based crime data in India, viral claim is false

Social media users claim that a community that is 18% of India’s population (a reference to the Muslim population) is highly contributing to social evils.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  23 March 2022 7:38 AM GMT
Fact Check: No religion-based crime data in India, viral claim is false

Hyderabad: Social media users claim that a community that is 18% of India's population (a reference to the Muslim population) is highly contributing to social evils.

Users say that the community is responsible for 98% rapes, 95% robberies, 100% terrorism, 300% increase in a population explosion, and 800% use of government facilities. They claim that the community's tax contribution is only 0.1%.


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Fact check:

The claim is false.

National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) is the nodal agency for the compilation of crime statistics in India. NCRB released the 'Crime in India 2020' report on its website. In the document, there is no reference to religion as a category for recording crime. In the 'Crime Against Women' chapter, there is no reference to any religion.

According to data compiled by the NCRB and updated till 31 December 2020, over 72% of undertrial prisoners are Hindu and nearly 21% are Muslims.

There are two types of taxes; one is the direct tax, and the other is the indirect tax. The government of India does not release direct or indirect tax data based on religion. The Income Tax department releases the figures of direct tax collection, but these are also not based on religion. The methodology adopted in Income Tax Return statistics is also not based on any religion. The data relating to Goods and Services Tax (GST) is also not based on any religion.

https://www.incometaxindia.gov.in/Pages/Direct-Taxes-Data.aspx

https://gstcouncil.gov.in/gst-revenue

Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review:A community that is 18% of India’s population (a reference to the Muslim population) is highly contributing to social evils.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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