Published: Sun, December 03, 2017
Medical | By Rita Mcdonald

Delhi tops crime chart among metro cities

Delhi tops crime chart among metro cities

Overall, rape cases saw an increase of 12.4 percent from 34,651 cases in the country in 2015 to 38,947 in 2016.

Out of the total number of murder cases reported in 2016 (30,405), Uttar Pradesh holds the highest share - 4,889 cases - accounting for 16.1% of all the murder cases in the country. "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 NCRB report further states that 13 road rage murders were reported from Maharashtra, three from Gujarat, two each from Manipur and Chhattisgarh and one each from Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.

The national capital recorded the highest crime rate (974.9), followed by Kerala a (727.6), Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, and Assam in 2016 in IPC crimes.

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A new chapter on missing persons and children has been included to comply the Supreme Court directions along with a new table on cases related to Fake Indian Currency Notes, the NCRB report said.

Atrocities/crime against scheduled tribes (STs) have also increased. Mumbai came in second, with 5,128 cases reported. However, the number of cases reported has come down by 10.6% from 2015. "Delhi UT reported the highest crime rate (160.4) compared to the national average rate of 55.2", the NCRB report says. Of the four major offences - criminal breach of trust, cheating, forgery, and counterfeiting - the highest number of cases were reported under cheating. The rate for violent crime in Mumbai stands at 33.1 cases per lakh as against the average of 40.6 in the top metropolitan cities of the country.

Of the 52,209 people who went missing in 2016, as many as 28,316 are women and 23,893 are men.

Maharashtra reported the highest number of missing persons (94,919 - 17.2%) out of the total of 5,49,008 persons (2,34,334 males and 3,14,674 females). The highest number of cases among metro cities against juveniles (with 2,368 cases out of 6,645) and most economic offences (5,942) were reported from Delhi.

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Of the total crimes, 29,75,711 are those registered under Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 18,55,804 under Special and Local Laws (SLL), the NCRB data said.

Among the other states, Uttar Pradesh (UP) recorded the highest number of serious offences like murder.

According to the report for 2016, covering 19 cities with a population above two million, Delhi reported 33 per cent (13,803 cases of 41,761) of crimes against women previous year.

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