NCRB stats out; heres what it says about crime in India

NCRB stats out; heres what it says about crime in India

According to National Crime Records Bureau for the year 2016, Uttar Pradesh accounts for 9.5% of total crimes reported in the country, while Delhi reported the highest crime rate (974.9).

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh released the annual publication of the NCRB, “Crime in India 2016”. This year, the NCRB has published data on 19 metropolitan cities with a population of over 2 million and has included a new section on Missing Persons & Children, Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN), and arms seizure.

A total of 48,31,515 cognizable crimes comprising 29,75,711 Indian Penal Code (IPC) crimes and 18,55,804 Special & Local Laws (SLL) crimes were reported in 2016, showing an increase of 2.6% over 2015 (47,10,676 cases). IPC Crimes have increased by 0.9% (from 29,49,400 in 2015 to 29,75,711 in 2016). SLL Crimes have increased by 5.4% (from 17,61,276 in 2015 to 18,55,804 in 2016).

Murder cases (30,450) in the country however declined by 5.2% compared to 2015. Rioting (5%) and robbery (11.8%) too have shown a decline, while abduction has increased by 6%.

Cases under ‘Crime Against Women’ have reported an increase of 2.9% in 2016 over 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%).

Rape cases have reported an increase of 12.4% from 34,651 cases in 2015 to 38,947 in 2016. 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.

Atrocities against the SC/ST have increased by 5.5% in 2016. Of the 40,801 cases registered, 10,426 were reported from Uttar Pradesh accounting for 25.6% followed by Bihar with 14% (5,701) and Rajasthan with 12.6% (5,134) during 2016.

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