How is the Indian Government lying with statistics? It is being done quite craftily. To figure it out, watch the pea under the shell. It is as simple as that.
- http://ncrb.nic.in/StatPublications/ADSI/ADSI2012/Snapshots.pdf viii
- http://ncrb.nic.in/StatPublications/ADSI/ADSI2013/snapshots.pdf viii
- http://ncrb.nic.in/StatPublications/ADSI/ADSI2014/page-vii-x%20snapshots.pdf ix
- http://ncrb.nic.in/StatPublications/ADSI/ADSI2015/adsi-2015-full-report.pdf ix
How NOT to lie with statistics, by using the same absolute numbers of respective suicide victims but by expressing the relative sizes of the respective victim groups of husbands and wives who committed suicide in terms of percent of all suicide victims.
The percentages thus calculated should have been used all along instead of the percentages that were used in the introductions to the annual NCRB (National Crime Reports Bureau) reports. The percentages that were used by the NCRB instead of the objective truth reflect propaganda in action.
This is how the NCRB misrepresents accurate statistics to distort reality: In all instances of annual reports on accidental deaths, relating suicide data, the NCRB intentionally,
- Implies that suicides by women happen about as often as those that are being committed by men, and
- Stresses that “1 suicide out of every 6 suicides was committed by a ‘housewife’.”
Thus, the NCRB intentionally hides the simple truth about suicides: Men’s suicides happen at a rate that is more than twice as high as that of women’s.
Note that in all of the examples shown in the following, the fact that men commit suicide at more than twice the rate than women is being deliberately obscured.
Comparisons of the ratios of suicides by husbands vs. those by wives (from the introductions of the NCRB reports for years listed):
- 2012 — “Nearly 71.6% of the suicide victims were married males while 67.9% were married females.” and “1 suicide out of every 6 suicides was committed by a ‘housewife’.”
http://ncrb.nic.in/StatPublications/ADSI/ADSI2012/Snapshots.pdf p. viii
- 2013 — “Nearly 70.8% of the suicide victims were married males while 66.6% were married females.” and “1 suicide out of every 6 suicides was committed by a ‘housewife’.”
http://ncrb.nic.in/StatPublications/ADSI/ADSI2013/snapshots.pdf p. viii
- 2014 — “1 suicide out of every 6 suicides was committed by a ‘housewife’, nearly 67.0% of the male victims were married while 63.6% of female victims were married.”
http://ncrb.nic.in/StatPublications/ADSI/ADSI2014/page-vii-x%20snapshots.pdf p. ix
- 2015 — “1 suicide out of every 6 suicides was committed by a ‘housewife’. Nearly 70.5% of the male victims were married while 67.3% of female victims were married.”
http://ncrb.nic.in/StatPublications/ADSI/ADSI2015/adsi-2015-full-report.pdf p. ix
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