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

Posted December 02, 2017

The report suggests that 16,362 cases of crime against women were reported in Andhra Pradesh past year when compared to 15,967 cases reported in 2015.

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report on crime in 2016, released on Thursday (November 20) has reiterated certain popular beliefs while negating others.

The city police also registered 979 cases under the POCSOA, the second highest in metropolitan cities, the NCRB report said.

Delhi, with 3,746 cases, was followed by Mumbai with 2,183 cases, and Bengaluru (820 cases) in 2016.

Maharashtra also stood third in the total number of cases (2,61,714) registered under the Indian Penal Code, amounting to 8.8% of the crimes in the country. As per the data, only six cases of crimes against the elderly were registered in 2015, which increased to 56 in 2016.

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%). "Comparatively, Karnataka reported 1,869 such incidents, accounting for just 4.3 per cent of all such crimes in the country", the Indian Express report said.

Murder decreased by 5.2 per cent (from 32,127 cases in 2015 to 30,450 in 2016), rioting 5 per cent (from 65,255 cases in 2015 to 61,974 in 2016 ), dacoity 4.5 per cent (from 3,972 cases in 2015 to 3,795 in 2016) and robbery 11.8 per cent (from 36,188 cases in 2015 to 31,906 in 2016). "Delhi UT reported the highest crime rate (160.4) compared to the national average rate of 55.2", the NCRB report says.

Total 84,746 cases of assault on women with intent to outrage modesty were reported in 2016. Mumbai came in second, with 5,128 cases reported. Delhi also reported the most number of cases of economic offences at 5,942 cases or 19.3 per cent followed by Jaipur at 4,742 cases and Mumbai at 4,191 cases.

A total of 1,11,569 children (41,175 males and 70,394 females) were reported missing in which maximum children missing were reported from West Bengal (15.1%) during 2016.

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 a year ago.

In terms of kidnapping and abduction also, Delhi reported the maximum number of cases at 5,453 or 48.3 per cent in 2016 followed by Mumbai with 1,876 cases or 16.6 per cent, and Bengaluru with 879 cases or 7.8 per cent. Maharashtra topped the list with 12 such deaths while poll-bound Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh have reported 9 such deaths in custody. Other cases like murders, kidnap and cyber crime have registered an increase.Andhra Pradesh recorded 193 dowry deaths as against 174 in 2015, apart from 31 women trafficking and 626 kidnapping and abduction of women cases previous year.