Big Data for Justice

The 7000 odd courts that make up India’s lower judiciary processed more than 80 million cases between 2010–2018. That huge backlog and scarce resources plague Indian courts is well-known. But which districts bear the greatest burden? Where has delay in due process been the most crippling? Are the benches diverse — do they mirror the underlying population of a state? Have crimes against women been on the rise — are specific districts particularly notorious? These just scratch the surface of pressing questions on law and order in India, that can now be answered in a matter of minutes using the largest open-access dataset on judicial proceedings in the world.

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Author Development Data Lab open source judicial data repository
Maintainer Tahmina Shoaib
Last Updated April 4, 2021, 19:42 (UTC)
Created February 10, 2021, 19:07 (UTC)
Publisher Gallup Pakistan
Data Type non-geospatial
Data Source Secondary Research
Organization Type Provincial government
Category Government & Public Sector

Islamabad, Islamabad, Federal Capital Territory