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

Marie Harrington
December 2, 2017

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday released the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) report, Crime in India for 2016.

Mumbai ranked second among metropolitan cities in cases of assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty. Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh reported the highest incidence of rape with 4,882 cases (12.5%) and 4,816 (12.4%) followed by Maharashtra 4,189 (10.7%) during 2016.

This category has also shown an increasing trend, with the number of cases reported in 2016 standing at 12,317 over 11,592 cases in 2015.

Madhya Pradesh comes out top with 20.6% of the total number of cases in 2016 followed by Maharashtra - 18.4%. Cases under dacoity have decreased by 4.5 per cent in 2015-16 with 3,795 cases in 2016 as compared to 3,972 in 2015.

Giving a reason for the correction, the NCRB report has said: "The reported cases under SLL of the states like Motor Vehicle Act (Challans), Gunda Act, Local Police Act, Section 106 to 110 of Cr.P.C. have been excluded from "Other SLL Crimes" from 2014 onwards, as either FIRs are not registered in above cases or if registered, same are not sent to judicial magistrate".

Mumbai also saw the second highest number of crimes against women with 5,128 cases, of which 712 cases were of rape and 2,138 were for outraging a woman's modesty.

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). For violent cases like murder and attempt to murder, the city was ranked second by the NCRB, just after Delhi. Maharashtra reported highest 11,396 cases, followed by UP with 11,335 cases and MP with 8,717 cases.

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However, a total of 15,379 persons were trafficked during the year including 58.7% children.

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

While Maximum City reported maximum missing persons.

Delhi UT with 1,14,751 notes (worth Rs. 5,65,21,460) has reported maximum number of seizure of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) followed by Gujarat 39,725 notes (worth Rs. 2,37,24,050) and West Bengal 32,869 notes (worth Rs. 2,32,95,800) during 2016.

Chandigarh ranks first, hence worst, among all states and union territories in terms of crime against senior citizens (people aged above 60).

The records further showed that of atotal of 41,761cases of various crimes against women recorded in 19 major metropolitan cities, Mumbai, at second place, accounted for 5,128 cases.

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