Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Uttar Pradesh, Delhi top crime list in 2016: NCRB

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Andrew Cummings | 02 December, 2017, 00:57

In a dubious distinction, Andhra Pradesh stands fourth in the country in the sexual harassment cases, according to the data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) on Thursday.

However, when overall crime, including those under SLL, was taken into account, UP shot towards the top of the list. Uttar Pradesh reported the highest number of atrocities against Dalits, the NCRB data show, at 25.6% of all cases reported.

UP again leads the list with 4,954 cases registered. Of the 994 rape cases reported in 2016, in 463 cases, the victims were minors.

Delhi, with 3,746 cases, was followed by Mumbai with 2,183 cases, and Bengaluru (820 cases) in 2016.

For the last 10 years now, total number of crimes in India hovered between 50 lakh and 70 lakh, and the crime rate ranged from 455 to 580 - crime rate is the number of crimes registered per 100,000 people.

The city police also registered 979 cases under the POCSOA, the second highest in metropolitan cities, the NCRB report said. Maharashtra reported highest 11,396 cases, followed by UP with 11,335 cases and MP with 8,717 cases.

The state of Uttar Pradesh reported the highest number of cases (2,639) of cyber crimes accounting for 21.4% followed by Maharashtra with 19.3% (2,380 cases) and Karnataka with 8.9% (1101 cases).

Chandigarh worst in India in crime against elderly: NCRB

The state registered 2,299 cases of murder, which was the third highest, and 4,189 cases of rape, also the third highest. A total of 1,06,900 ammunition was seized during 2016. For other offences, such as traffic challans, NCRB will provide separate data from next year.

Among 19 metropolitan cities, which have a population of over 20 lakh, Mumbai accounted for 12.3 percent of the cases of crimes against women in 2016, with 5,128 of the total of 41,761 cases registered in the city.

In terms of kidnapping and abduction also, Delhi reported the maximum number of cases at 5,453 or 48.3 per cent in 2016 followed by Mumbai with 1,876 cases or 16.6 per cent, and Bengaluru with 879 cases or 7.8 per cent.

Atrocities/crime against Scheduled Castes have increased by 5.5 per cent in 2016 (40,801) over 2015 (38,670), while atrocities/crime against Scheduled Tribes have increased by 4.7 per cent in 2016 (6,568) over 2015 (6,276).

Maharashtra reported the highest number of missing persons (94,919 - 17.2%) out of the total of 5,49,008 persons (2,34,334 males and 3,14,674 females).

Incidentally, Delhi also reported the maximum number of cases of heinous crimes such as murder, kidnapping, abduction, and economic offences. Orissa is reportedly third in this category after Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

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