As we build SocialCops’ data repository, we keep creating data points and visualizations that demand to be shared. Our data newsletter, Real Numbers aims to bring this important data to you in simple bite-sized pieces. Over time, we’ll dive deep into our archives to cover everything from agriculture and education to healthcare and women’s issues in India. 

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Amount of data leaked in the Panama Papers. This is the biggest data leak in history with 900% more data exposed than in the next largest data leak. (Source: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists)


Number of polling stations in India where 834 million people cast votes in the 2014 general election. On average, that’s 899 voters per polling station. (Source: Election Commission of India)


Average amount of money per deposit account in scheduled commercial banks in India, as of March 2015. A deposit account is any type of bank account that allows the account holder to deposit and withdraw money, such as a savings or current account. (Source: Reserve Bank of India)


Increase in tourists on e-Tourist Visas from March 2015 to March 2016. 115,677 tourists entered India on an e-Tourist Visa in March 2016, compared to 25,851 tourists in March 2015. (Source: Ministry of Tourism)


Daily cooking cost per primary school student under the Mid Day Meal Scheme, as of January 2016. The daily cost for upper primary school students is ₹5.78. (Source: Ministry of Human Resource Development)

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The smallest margin of victory in a Lok Sabha election in India. (Source: Election Commission of India)


Life insurance penetration in India in 2014. Life insurance penetration is the premium collected in a country as a percentage of the country’s GDP in a given year. (Source: Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India)

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Note: In the email version of Real Numbers, our map’s data source was incorrectly listed as DISE 2013-14. It should have been DISE 2014-15 (as above), since 2013-14 data is only reported in 2014-15. Apologies for the mistake.