Most Crimes Against Dalits Are Against SC Women

Delhi tops cities crime chart National Crime Records Bureau report

In 2015 the number of total cognisable crimes reported was 47,10,676 nationally

Most cyber crimes in city Mumbai tops the list when it comes to cyber crimes recording 23.5 per cent of all such cases in the country.

Uttar Pradesh accounted for 9.5 per cent of total IPC crimes reported in the country followed by Madhya Pradesh (8.9 per cent), Maharashtra (8.8 per cent) and Kerala (8.7 per cent).

Further, the NCRB report has given ninth rank to AP based on the crime rate calculated as per population.

Out of all the categories of "violent crimes" - murder, kidnapping and abduction, rioting, robbery and dacoity - there has been an increase only in cases kidnapping and abduction. Bengaluru topped the list for cyber crimes for the last two years.

In Telangana, stringent measures taken for the safety and security of the women has led to a 20 per cent dip in crime against the women, an official said. As per the data, only six cases of crimes against the elderly were registered in 2015, which increased to 56 in 2016.

Accounts for 40% of total rape cases, also has highest crime rate, reveals NCRB data. In 2016, crimes against children have seen increase of 13.6%.

A very disturbing trend can be observed in "crime against children", which has been on a rise since the last three years.

The national capital is followed by Mumbai, which recorded 12.3 per cent or 5,128 criminal cases against women. A total of 15,310 cases were reported in the union territory in 2016, down from 17,222 in 2015.

The state also held the second position in the country in cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSOA), with 4,815 cases registered followed by MP with 4,717 cases in 2016. Crimes against Scheduled Tribes showed an increase - from 266 in 2015 to 280 in 2016.

Delhi, with 3,746 cases, was followed by Mumbai with 2,183 cases, and Bengaluru (820 cases) 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). "Delhi UT reported the highest crime rate (160.4) compared to the national average rate of 55.2", the NCRB report says. Mumbai came in second, with 5,128 cases reported. As many as 1,123 murders were reported in AP past year as against 1,099 in 2015. "Majority of cases under crimes against women were reported under "Cruelty by Husband or His Relatives" (32.6%) followed by "Assault on Women with Intent to Outrage her Modesty" (25.0%), "Kidnaping & Abduction of Women" (19.0%) and "Rape" (11.5%)".

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.

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