Crime Multi Agency Centre (Cri-MAC) Portal

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    • Recently, Centre has launched an online platform meant to share information and coordinate action among law enforcement agencies on serious criminal incidents, including human trafficking.

    About Crime Multi Agency Center (Cri-MAC)

    • It was launched in 2020 by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) 
    • Aim: 
      • To share information on crime and criminals 24×7 with various law enforcement agencies and ensure a seamless flow of information among them. 
      • To help in early detection and prevention of crime incidents across the country
    • Run by: the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) aims.
    • States and UTs not participating in implementation: 
      • West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Sikkim and Union Territory of Dadra, Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu have not uploaded a single alert on Cri-Mac since the portal was launched in March 2020. 
    • Most participation: 
      • Delhi, Assam and Haryana uploaded the maximum number of alerts on the portal, which included information on release of a hardened criminal from jail or an incident of terror, murder, dacoity among others. 
    • Significance:
      • Cri-MAC facilitates dissemination of information about significant crimes, including human trafficking across the country on real-time basis and enables inter-State coordination
      • This can help in locating and identifying the trafficked victims as also in prevention, detection and investigation of crime.

    Source: TH