Data Interpretation – The Ministry of Home Affairs is analysing


Slot – 1 – DI

The Ministry of Home Affairs is analysing crimes committed by foreigners in different states and union territories (UT) of India. All cases refer to the ones registered against foreigners in 2016.
The number of cases – classified into three categories: IPC crimes, SLL crimes and other crimes – for nine states/UTs are shown in the figure below. These nine belong to the top ten states/UTs in terms of the total number of cases registered. The remaining state (among top ten) is West Bengal, where all the 520 cases registered were SLL crimes.




The table below shows the ranks of the ten states/UTs mentioned above among ALL states/UTs of India in terms of the number of cases registered in each of the three category of crimes. A state/UT is given rank r for a category of crimes if there are (r‐1) states/UTs having a larger number of cases registered in that category of crimes. For example, if two states have the same number of cases in a category, and exactly three other states/UTs have larger numbers of cases registered in the same category, then both the states are given rank 4 in that category. Missing ranks in the table are denoted by *



Q.1 What is the rank of Kerala in the ‘IPC crimes’ category?

Answer: 5

Q.2 In the two states where the highest total number of cases are registered, the ratio of the total number of cases in IPC crimes to the total number in SLL crimes is closest to

  1. 1:9
  2. 11:10
  3. 3:2
  4. 19:20
Answer: 1

Q.3 Which of the following is DEFINITELY true about the ranks of states/UT in the ‘other crimes’ category?
i) Tamil Nadu: 2
ii) Puducherry: 3


  1. only ii)
  2. both i) and ii)
  3. neither i) , nor ii)
  4. only i)
Answer: 2

Q.4 What is the sum of the ranks of Delhi in the three categories of crimes?

Answer: 5

Solution:
The information given in graph can be tabulated as below.
States IPC crime Rank in IPC Crime SLL Crime Rank in SLL crime Other crimes Rank in other crimes
Delhi 64   34   46  
Goa 27 . 33 4 19  
Haryana 3 8 27 6 7  
Karnataka 16 3 49 2 26  
Kerala 8   14 9 12  
Maharashtra 16 3 33 4 6 8
Punducherry 1 13 0 29 30  
Tamil Nadu 2 11 24 7 34  
Telangana 4 6 15 9 6 8
West Bengal 0 17 520   0 16

Now the remaining rank can be assigned as below:
States Total Crimes IPC crime Rank in IPC Crime SLL Crime Rank in SLL crime Other crimes Rank in other crimes
Delhi 144 64 1 34 3 46 1
Goa 79 27 2 33 4 19 5
Haryana 37 3 8 27 6 7 7
Karnataka 91 16 3 49 2 26 4
Kerala 34 8 5 14 9 12 6
Maharashtra 55 16 3 33 4 6 8
Punducherry 31 1 13 0 29 30 3
Tamil Nadu 64 2 11 24 7 38 2
Telangana 25 4 6 15 9 6 8
West Bengal 520 0 17 520 1 0 16

Now all the questions can be answered:
26th – Required ratio = 64/520 = 1:9 (approx)

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