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Delhi, Kerala record highest crime rate, says NCRB data

As per latest NCRB data, Punjab ranks at number 24 in crime against women and Haryana is at the 6th spot As per latest NCRB data, Punjab ranks at number 24 in crime against women and Haryana is at the 6th spot
Angelo Anderson | 03 December, 2017, 01:04

Even as the Madhya Pradesh Government was making all efforts to get rid of shame it faced due to recent Bhopal gangrape case, National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) report released on Thursday says that Madhya Pradesh is having highest number of rape cases in country. In the crimes against children, 145 cases were of kidnapping or abduction, 46 were of compelling girls for marriage.

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.

While 9.5% of all Indian Penal Code crimes were reported from Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Kerala recorded crime rates substantially higher than the national average of 233 per lakh population. Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh reported the highest incidence of rape with 4,882 cases (12.5%) and 4,816 (12.4%) followed by Maharashtra 4,189 (10.7%) during 2016.

As per the NCRB, UP was the state where the maximum number of crimes took place previous year, while Delhi reported the highest crime rate.

However, the number of cases has come down by 7% from 6,396 in 2015 to 5,942 in 2016. However, the number of cases reported has come down by 10.6% from 2015. In Crime against women, Delhi reported highest crime rate of 160.4 in comparison to national average rate of 55.2.

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During 2016, IPC crimes reported charge sheeting rate of 72.9% and conviction rate of 46.8% in the country.

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). Of the four major offences - criminal breach of trust, cheating, forgery, and counterfeiting - the highest number of cases were reported under cheating. An analysis of 19 metropolitan cities by NCRB finds that Delhi accounted for 38.8% of total crimes reported in metro cities followed by Bengaluru (8.9%) and Mumbai (7.7%). A total of 1,06,900 ammunition was seized during 2016.

Madhya Pradesh also headed the list of states for atrocities, crime against Scheduled Tribes with 1,823 cases (27.8%), followed by Rajasthan (18.2%) with 1,195 cases and Odisha (10.4%) with 681 cases during 2016.

Other crimes in which the state has alarming figures are assault with intent to disrobe (highest in country), human trafficking (third highest) and robbery (highest).

Delhi city topped all of NCRB crime categories - kidnapping and abduction, murder, rape, cruelty by husband and his relatives, dowry deaths, juveniles in conflict with law, economic offences - apart from cyber crimes.

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