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Report No. 35

Appendix XXIX

India-Proportion of Murders to One Million Inhabitants

(1953-1962)

India-No. of murders proportionate1 to one million inhabitants

1953-1962

1953

27.1

1954

26.9

1955

26.7

1956

27.8

1957

28.9

1958

29.6

1959

29.8

1960

25

1961

26

1962

26

1. Figures are taken from "Crime in India" for the years 1960-1962, and from the Home Ministry's note sent to the Law Commission, for earlier years.

Appendix XXX

India-Mercy Petitions-Percentage of Petitions in which Death Sentence was Commuted

Year

(Rough percentage)1

1945

7

1946

3

1947

2.5

1948

4

1949

20

1950

25

1951

39

1952

25

1953

22

1954

25

1955

22

1956

35

1957

40

1958

27

1959

21

1960

18

1961

34

The figures for later years are as follows:-

Year

Number of mercy petitions received from convicts under sentence of death

Number of cases in which death sentence was commuted by the President to

Number of petitions rejected

Imprisonment for life

10 years R.I.

1962

188

61

1

126

1963

153

41

..

112

1964

194

66

..

128

1. Worked out on the basis of figures supplied by Ministry of Home Affairs.



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