1.20 Lakh Died In Road Accidents In 2020, finds NCRB data

  • According to the National Crime Records Bureau data, 1.20 lakh people lost their lives due to negligence resulting into road accidents, in 2020. With 328 people losing their lives every day on an average.

  • As many as 3.92 lakh lives have been lost in three years in deaths due to negligence related to road accidents, the NCRB revealed in its annual 'Crime India' report for 2020.

  • In 2020 there were 41,196 cases of “hit and run” while there were 47,504 such cases in 2019 and 47,028 in 2018. This number happens to exist despite the coronavirus induced lockdown.

  • The cases of causing “hurt” by rash or negligent driving on public way stood at 1.30 lakh in 2020, 1.60 lakh in 2019 and 1.66 lakh in 2018.

  • According to the report, there were 51 cases of "deaths due to negligence of civic bodies" in 2020 while there were 147 cases in 2019 and 40 in 2018


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