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Uttar Pradesh, Delhi topped crime list in 2016, says NCRB

03 December 2017, 01:00 | Darrell Baldwin

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The state saw 2,23,360 cases filed by the RPF in 2016. Maharashtra was followed by Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

Crimes against foreign nationals increased in India in 2016 in comparison to 2015, according to data released recently by India's National Crime Records Bureau.

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. Additionally, there were 7,956 cases of kidnapping in the state previous year, behind only Delhi.

While 9.5% of all Indian Penal Code crimes were reported from Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Kerala recorded crime rates substantially higher than the national average of 233 per lakh population.

As far as Madhya Pradesh is concerned then out of 4882 rape cases, 39 victims are below 6 years age, 153 victims are either 6 years or above below twelve years, 964 victims are 12 years and above below 12 years, 1323 victims are 16 years and above below 18 years and total number of girl child victim are 2479. Though the rape cases saw a marginal decline in AP past year, the NCRB data have highlighted another dubious trend.

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

The city reported the highest number of murders - 479 out of 2,194 cases (21.8 percent) followed by Bengaluru 10.4 percent (229 cases) and Patna 8.9 percent (195 cases). Mumbai came in second, with 5,128 cases reported.

In terms of crime against women, the numbers dropped 11% in 2016 as compared to 2015, which put the UT at 11th place among all states and UTs.

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). With 5,453 cases of kidnapping and abduction, the city beat Mumbai and Bengaluru, which recorded 1,876 and 879 cases, respectively.

Two cities of Gujarat were in top 10 in terms of total offences registered. Of the four major offences - criminal breach of trust, cheating, forgery, and counterfeiting - the highest number of cases were reported under cheating.

Uttar Pradesh has reported the maximum number of arms seizure (27,189) followed by Madhya Pradesh (8,019) and Rajasthan (5,757 Arms) during 2016.

Moreover, in the category of crimes registered under IPC Section 354 Orissa tops the list with a crime rate of 23.1, which is the highest in the country. There is an increase in crimes including rapes, kidnapping/abductions, offences against children, atrocities against Dalits and tribals, senior citizens and the number of juveniles involved in crimes.

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 a year ago.



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