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

03 December, 2017, 01:01 | Author: Garry Little

Eleven cases of murder and 12 rapes were registered against foreigners in 2016 all over India. The NCRB says that in all 29 states and 7 Union Territories of India, road rage has been the motive behind 513 murders, which means that 95 per cent of such cases are reported from Uttar Pradesh.

Among states, Maharashtra now ranks third behind Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

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. Though the rape cases saw a marginal decline in AP a year ago, the NCRB data have highlighted another dubious trend. Other cases like murders, kidnap and cyber crime have registered an increase.Andhra Pradesh recorded 193 dowry deaths as against 174 in 2015, apart from 31 women trafficking and 626 kidnapping and abduction of women cases a year ago.

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

Atrocities/crime against scheduled tribes (STs) have also increased.

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Murder decreased by 5.2 per cent (from 32,127 cases in 2015 to 30,450 in 2016), rioting 5 per cent (from 65,255 cases in 2015 to 61,974 in 2016 ), dacoity 4.5 per cent (from 3,972 cases in 2015 to 3,795 in 2016) and robbery 11.8 per cent (from 36,188 cases in 2015 to 31,906 in 2016). In 2015, 365 cases of crime were recorded to have taken placec against foreigners. As for murder, Delhi registered 479 out of a total of 2,194 cases or 21.8 per cent followed by Bengaluru at 229 cases or 10.4 per cent and Patna at 195 cases or 8.9 per cent. Of the four major offences - criminal breach of trust, cheating, forgery, and counterfeiting - the highest number of cases were reported under cheating.

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. The next highest incidence was recorded in Maharashtra, at nearly 10 per cent, while Puducherry witnessed 8.6 per cent of such crimes.

Two cities of Gujarat were in top 10 in terms of total offences registered. 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.

Delhi also reported the highest number of kidnappings and abductions - 5,453 cases (48.3 percent) followed by Mumbai with 1,876 cases (16.6 percent) and Bengaluru 879 cases (7.8 percent) during 2016.

Chennai has reported the highest number of cases of SLL crimes, accounting for 32.9% of total SLL crimes reported amongst 19 metropolitan cities followed by Kochi (12.9%) and Surat (12.6%) during 2016.



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