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Delhi, Kerala record highest crime rate, says NCRB data

Delhi, Kerala record highest crime rate, says NCRB data

The National capital is the most unsafe among 19 major cities in the country, accounting for almost 40 per cent of rapes reported, 33 per cent of crimes against women and the highest crime rate in 2016, according to data released by the NCRB on Thursday.

Overall, 4,51,069 cases of road rage and rash driving was reported in the country in 2015. "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%)".

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.

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. Cases under Crime Against Women reported an increase of 2.9 percent in 2016 over 2015.

Madhya Pradesh comes out top with 20.6% of the total number of cases in 2016 followed by Maharashtra - 18.4%.

The city reported the highest number of murders - 479 out of 2,194 cases (21.8 percent) followed by Bengaluru 10.4 percent (229 cases) and Patna 8.9 percent (195 cases).

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According to the data, the IPC crimes have increased by 0.9 per cent (from 29,49,400 in 2015 to 29,75,711 in 2016) while SLL crimes increased by 5.4 per cent (from 17,61,276 in 2015 to 18,55,804 in 2016). In Crime against women, Delhi reported highest crime rate of 160.4 in comparison to national average rate of 55.2.

Goa saw a high number of cheating cases while Delhi had more forgery incidents. Maharashtra reported highest 11,396 cases, followed by UP with 11,335 cases and MP with 8,717 cases.

In the city of Delhi - which also reported the highest number of crimes against women among the 19 metropolitan cities - 13,803 crimes against women were reported in 2016.

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.

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

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