Uttar Pradesh, Delhi top crime list in 2016: NCRB

Dec 03, 2017, 01:05
Uttar Pradesh, Delhi top crime list in 2016: NCRB

In 2015, 365 cases of crime were recorded to have taken placec against foreigners. There was 0 per cent conviction in cases of rape and theft.

The data released by the NCRB only reflects the number of cases that have been registered with the police.

Uttar Pradesh accounted for 9.5 percent of total Indian Penal Code (IPC) crimes reported in the country followed by Madhya Pradesh (8.9 percent), Maharashtra (8.8 percent) and Kerala (8.7 percent), while Delhi reported the highest crime rate, or incidents per 100,000 persons at 974.9 followed by Kerala at 727.6 and Madhya Pradesh at 337.9 against the national average of 233.6.

A new chapter on missing persons and children has been included to comply the Supreme Court directions along with a new table on cases related to Fake Indian Currency Notes, the NCRB report said.

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According to the NCRB data, Delhi reported the highest number of murders - 479 of the total 2,194 cases - with a marginal increase of 3.2% from previous year, followed by Bengaluru with 229 cases and Patna with 195 cases.

Incidentally, Delhi also reported the maximum number of cases of heinous crimes such as murder, kidnapping, abduction, and economic offences.

Total 84,746 cases of assault on women with intent to outrage modesty were reported in 2016.

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). Mumbai came in second, with 5,128 cases reported. Of the four major offences - criminal breach of trust, cheating, forgery, and counterfeiting - the highest number of cases were reported under cheating.

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Delhi registered 40 per cent (1,996) of the total number of rape cases in the 19 cities and almost 29 per cent cases each of cruelty meted out by husband and his relatives and dowry deaths across the country.

A total of 1,11,569 children (41,175 males and 70,394 females) were reported missing in which maximum children missing were reported from West Bengal (15.1%) during 2016.

According to the report for 2016, covering 19 cities with a population above two million, Delhi reported 33 per cent (13,803 cases of 41,761) of crimes against women past year.

Further, the NCRB report has given ninth rank to AP based on the crime rate calculated as per population.

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Madhya Pradesh also headed the list of states for atrocities, crime against Scheduled Tribes with 1,823 cases (27.8%), followed by Rajasthan (18.2%) with 1,195 cases and Odisha (10.4%) with 681 cases during 2016.

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