State of Policing in India Report - 2023

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All India

2022 - 2023


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State of Policing in India Report (SPIR 2023) explores public opinions and experiences regarding digital surveillance in India. The study also considers concerning issues, including allegations of illegal government surveillance using the Pegasus spyware and the enactment of the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022, which grants police the power to collect biometric information from suspects and detainees. Common Cause, in collaboration with the Lokniti Programme of CSDS, conducted a face-to- face survey with 9,779 individuals across 12 Indian states and UTs to understand perceptions around digital surveillance. The study also involved a Focused Group Discussion (FGD) with domain experts, in-depth interviews with serving police officials, and an analysis of media coverage of surveillance-related issues


Report 2023

Full Report of SPIR 2023


Key Findings - English

Key findings of SPIR - 2023 in English


Key Findings - Hindi

Key findings of SPIR - 2023 in Hindi