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

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

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

It studies the crimes falling under various sections of Indian Penal Code 1860. As per data released by Union home minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Thursday, the city recorded 1,218 cases of crimes against senior citizens followed by 642 cases in New Delhi and 362 in Ahmedabad. Bihar (14%) and Rajasthan (12.6%) followed. The state also ranked second in economic offences and cyber crime. This alone increased the total number of violent crimes in 2016 as compared to previous year, by 0.8%. Crimes against children increased from 124 in 2015 to 140 in 2016.

Delhi reported the highest crime rate under the IPC crimes followed by Kerala and Madhya Pradesh, the report said, adding a total of 37,37,870 persons were arrested, 32,71,262 chargesheeted, 7,94,616 convicted and 11,48,824 were acquitted in 2016.

In terms of crime against women, the numbers dropped 11% in 2016 as compared to 2015, which put the UT at 11th place among all states and UTs.

Rape cases have a reported increase of 12.4% from 2015. Uttar Pradesh reported the highest number of atrocities against Dalits, the NCRB data show, at 25.6% of all cases reported.

A very disturbing trend can be observed in "crime against children", which has been on a rise since the last three years. All 114 persons arrested for crimes against children were chargesheeted. As per "Crime in India 2016- Statistics", MP reported 9,599 cases of sexual assault against women and minors.

Uttar Pradesh tops both categories.

The national capital is followed by Mumbai, which recorded 12.3 per cent or 5,128 criminal cases against women. Of the 994 rape cases reported in 2016, in 463 cases, the victims were minors. 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.

Atrocities/crime against scheduled tribes (STs) have also increased. Cases under Crime Against Women reported an increase of 2.9 percent in 2016 over 2015.

In the south, Karnataka figured on the list with 42 cases of communal violence while Kerala had 21 instances and Tamil Nadu had five communal incidents during the year 2016. In Crime against women, Delhi reported highest crime rate of 160.4 in comparison to national average rate of 55.2.

This year, a total of 8,132 cases of human trafficking were reported in the country with West Bengal reporting the highest number of cases (3,579) sharing almost 44% of the total cases followed by Rajasthan (1,422) sharing 17.9% of such cases in the country. For other offences, such as traffic challans, NCRB will provide separate data from next year.