Monday, 22 January, 2018

Delhi records highest cases of crimes against women in 2016

NCRB 2016 data shows alarming increase in crime City tops in crimes against sr citizens, 2nd against women
Charlie Simmons | 01 December, 2017, 06:42

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. Telangana is second in the country after Maharashtra (800) in terms of number of cheating cases (224) registered in which the victims were senior citizens. State capital, Hyderabad, is the second most unsafe metropolitan city for married women after Delhi. Compared to the data from the Crime in India 2014 report, the increase is even higher - over 5 per cent. Delhi accounted for the lion's share of 13,803 cases, the data showed.

Most such cases were reported under the category "Cruelty by Husband or His Relatives", followed by "Assault on Women with Intent to Outrage Her Modesty" and "Kidnapping and Abduction of Women".

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

As many as 60 cases of custodial deaths or disappearance from lock-ups were reported in the country in 2016 of which 12 were in Maharashtra, nine each in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, five in Madhya Pradesh, four in Punjab, three each in Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh and two in Rajasthan.

Lucknow, Patna and Jaipur were the only cities to record a higher number of atrocities against scheduled caste persons.

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Besides, the total number of criminal complaints registered in MP has declined to 2.64 lakh in 2016 from 2.72 lakh in 2014, he added. No crimes were recorded under Section 66F (cyber terrorism) in the State. Andhra Pradesh with 2335 cases topped the list with Karnataka recording the second highest number of cases with 1869.

The NCRB data also pointed to a rise in crimes against children, with Uttar Pradesh topping this list too, followed by Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. While this figure in itself appears to be a gross undervaluation, the report claims that of these 1, 11, 569 missing children, 55,944 were traced were traced.

The NCRB breakdown reveals that total of 382 cases of crime against foreign nationals were reported in the country.

Overall, Maharashtra stood third in terms of total IPC cases registered in 2013.

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