Uttar Pradesh, Delhi top crime list in 2016: NCRB

Katrina Barker
December 2, 2017

Madhya Pradesh has again earned the dubious distinction of having the highest number of rape cases registered among all states previous year.

Uttar Pradesh was the state where maximum number of crimes took place in 2016, while Delhi reported the highest crime rate, latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report said on Thursday.

The city police also registered 979 cases under the POCSOA, the second highest in metropolitan cities, the NCRB report said.

Maharashtra ranked first in number of cases registered for outraging a woman's modesty and in crimes against senior citizens in 2016. In the crimes against children, 145 cases were of kidnapping or abduction, 46 were of compelling girls for marriage.

Delhi accounted for highest crime rate 974.9 under IPC crimes followed by Kerala 727.6 and Madhya Pradesh 337.9 against national average of 233.6. The crimes against women included 2,183 cases of assault with intent to outrage modesty, 1,142 cases of kidnapping and abduction and 712 cases of rape. Cases under "crime against women" have reported a marginal increase in the year 2016 (3,38,954), it is a marginal increase compared to 2015 when 3,29,243 cases were reported.

From 73.26 lakh crime incidents registered under various laws in 2015, the number dropped to 48.31 lakh in 2016. This alone increased the total number of violent crimes in 2016 as compared to a year ago, by 0.8%.

Madhya Pradesh comes out top with 20.6% of the total number of cases in 2016 followed by Maharashtra - 18.4%.

The national capital also recorded the highest crime rate of 182.1 compared to the national average of 77.2 and 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. Delhi accounted for 38.8 per cent of total IPC cases, followed by Bengaluru (8.9 per cent) and Mumbai (7.7 per cent). For other offences, such as traffic challans, NCRB will provide separate data from next year.

The good news is not limited to this alone, the report mentions decrease in murder cases by 5.2 per cent in 2015-16, from 32,127 cases in 2015 to 30,450 cases in 2016.

According to the NCRB data of 2016, 1,382 incidents of violence against senior citizens were reported in the state in 2016.

Mumbai also held third position in terms of total IPC crimes in 19 metropolitan cities.

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.

Delhi city topped all of NCRB crime categories - kidnapping and abduction, murder, rape, cruelty by husband and his relatives, dowry deaths, juveniles in conflict with law, economic offences - apart from cyber crimes.

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