Patna (Bihar), Jan. 13 -- : Bihar which figures fourth on the national crime chart for riots in 2018 has registered a decline of over 8,000 cases from the previous year, state police said on Sunday citing data published recently by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

According to police, rioting is classified as the use of force or violence by an unlawful assembly of five or more people.

"The National Crime Records Bureau recently published the crime data... Bihar figured fourth on the list for riots. However, the incidents of the riot have decreased as compared to the crime data from the year 2017," Additional Director General (ADG CID) Vinay Kumar said in a press conference here.

He also said that the state also registered a decl...