Reports & Indices Current Affairs - 2019

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Credit Suisse’s Global Wealth Report 2019

The Credit Suisse Group which is a Switzerland-based multinational investment bank, has released the 10th edition of its annual Global Wealth Report. The report tracks both growth and distribution of wealth, in terms of numbers of millionaires and billionaires, proportion of wealth that they hold as well as the status of inequality globally.

Definition of Wealth: Wealth is defined in terms of ‘net worth’ of an individual, which, in turn, is calculated by adding up value of financial assets like money and real assets like houses and then subtracting any debts an individual may have.

Key Findings of Credit Suisse’s Global Wealth Report 2019

Only 47 million people who account for just 0.9% of world’s adult population owned $158.3 trillion, which is almost 44% of world’s total wealth.

While at the other end of spectrum, 2.88 billion people who account for almost 57% of world’s adult population owned merely $6.3 trillion, which is almost 1.8% of world’s wealth.

China has overtaken United States (US) in 2019 to become ‘the country with most people in top 10% of global wealth distribution’.

The report states that India, along with China and Vietnam as best examples of how wealth can be raised by pushing for higher economic growth as a multiple of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by addressing institutional as well as financial-sector deficiencies.

National Crime Bureau Statistics released

The National Crime Bureau Statistics for the year 2017 was released on October 21, 2019. The report reveled that Tamil Nadu topped in grave crimes followed by Maharashtra.

The report was created by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) operating under the Home Ministry. The NCRB brings out 3 reports annually namely Crime in India, India and Prison statistics and Accidental Deaths and suicide in India.

Highlights of the report

  • The rise in IPC crimes were the highest in Delhi, Assam and Kerala. On the other hand, the IPC crimes decreased greatly in Mizoram, Gujarat, Himachal, Tripura and Nagaland.
  • Around 50 lakh crimes were registered in 2017. This is a rise of 3.6% from the previous report published in 2016.
  • Murder cases registered across the country declined by 6%. Number of murders in 2016 were 30,450 and in 2017 the number has come down to 28,653
  • The NCRB reported that the number of kidnapping and abduction cases increased by 9% since 2016
  • Haryana topped in sedition cases (the offences committed against state). This increase was mainly due to the huge Jat reservation stir in Haryana in 2017. The sedition cases include damaging public property, providing aid to anti-social elements, etc.
  • The maximum number of crime cases against women were from UP. Majority of the crimes against women under the IPC were registered as follows
    • Out of crime cases against women 33.2% were under cruelty by husband or relatives
    • Assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty contributed 33.2%
    • Kidnapping and Abduction of women contributed 21%
    • Rape contributed 10%
  • Crime against SCs were reported as
    • 30% of crime against SCs were simple hurt cases
    • Cases under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) act accounted to 13.4%
    • Criminal intimidation accounted to 7.6% of crime cases against SCs.