According to 2011 Census, the population of scheduled castes in Maharashtra is 1.32 crore and of scheduled tribes is 1.05 crore. As per the CID’s Crime In Maharashtra 2015 report, there were 1,816 cases of crimes against scheduled castes in 2015 as compared to 1,768 in 2014, which is an increase of 2.71 per cent. As compared to the figure of 2010, there is a significant increase by 60.42 per cent during 2015. The conviction rate of crime against scheduled castes in 2014 was 7.53 per cent while in 2015, it was 4.1 per cent. Similarly, the conviction rate of crime against scheduled tribes was 6 per cent in 2014, which dropped to 2.3 per cent in 2015.