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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Number of suicides committed by people in India aged 15-29 years in 2014. This is the highest suicide rate for that age group from 2001 to 2014. Overall, suicides by people aged 15-29 years in India have increased 39.1% since 2001. (Source: NCRB)


Percentage of the Indian Railways employees that are female (as of March 31, 2014). Indian Railways is the largest employer in India with a total of 1.3 million employees, less than 100,000 of whom are women. (Read more about hiring practices at the Indian Railways.) (Source: Ministry of Railways)


Number of new species, subspecies, and varieties discovered in India in 2014-15. (Source: Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change)


Number of conventions, treaties, and agreements concluded or renewed by India in 2014. (Note: 2015 data is not available yet.) (Source: Ministry of External Affairs)

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Estimated number of tigers (over 1.5 years of age) in India in 2014. The tiger population has increased 57.8% since 2006, when there were approximately 1,411 tigers. (Source: National Tiger Conservation Authority)


Increase in cognizable crimes under IPC from 2001 to 2014. There were 2.9 million total incidences of cognizable crime in 2014, which is the highest annual value from 2001 to 2014. (Note: Cognizable crimes are those that an officer can investigate without a magistrate’s order and make arrests without a warrant.) (Source: NCRB)

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Increase in value of Indian handicraft exports from 2014-15 to 2015-16 (measured from April to December each year, value in rupees). Zari and zari goods, shawls as artwares, and handprinted textiles and scarves experienced the highest growth. The total value of handicrafts exports (excluding hand-knotted carpets) was 186.4 billion rupees in 2014-15. (Source: Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts)