Uttar Pradesh tops Crime List, Delhi Least Safe among Metros: NCRB

01 December, 2017, 06:42 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
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The national Capital, which also reported the highest crime rate in the country, accounted for 38.8% of all crimes under the Indian Penal Code reported in cities with population over 2 million. The state registered a marginal hike in total crimes. Maharashtra is also second only to Delhi in cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, with 4,815 incidents a year ago. 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. Similarly, cheating cases increased from 8,000 in 2015 to 8,394 in 2016. The state stood ninth in the country with respect to the number of cases of atrocities against Scheduled Castes.

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". In 2015, 1,06,282 cases were registered under IPC while 1,08,991 were registered in 2016.

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While Uttar Pradesh reported 4,889 murder cases, the national capital reported almost 40 percent of rape cases.

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. While illegal gains were the main motiviation for cyber crimes with 267 cases, revenge was the motivation in 217 cases out of the total 593 cases registered in 2016. Uttar Pradesh recorded 14.5% of the cases of crimes committed against women, followed by West Bengal at 9.6%. "We are open to register cyber crime cases and have been continuously spreading awareness among people regarding cyber threats". The overall figure of missing persons (adults and minors) stood at 5,49, 008 for 2016.

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In the latest record titled "Crime in India 2016", tabled on Thursday by the statistics and record body that was released by Union home Minister Rajnath Singh, also showed an alarming rise of 6% in the cases of kidnapping from the year 2015 (82,999) to 2016 (88,008). Bengaluru with 8.9 per cent and Mumbai 7.7 per cent were placed at the second and third spot respectively in IPC crimes registered.

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