City saw sharp rise in juvenile crimes in 2016: NCRB report

The state saw 2,23,360 cases filed by the RPF in 2016. Maharashtra was followed by Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu
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03 December, 2017

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).

The data released by the NCRB only reflects the number of cases that have been registered with the police.

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.

Mumbai now has five times lesser cases of crime than the crime capital on India, Delhi and four times lesser cases than Bengaluru. Up from 26 cases in 2015, past year saw 48 cases of crimes against senior citizens in the UT.

Uttar Pradesh also saw the highest number of crimes against women with 14.5 percent (49,262 cases) of the total cases. In 2016, crimes against children have seen increase of 13.6%.

The national capital also recorded the highest crime rate of 182.1 compared to the national average of 77.2 and 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). A total of 91 cases were registered in Karnataka in 2016.

However, the number of cases has come down by 7% from 6,396 in 2015 to 5,942 in 2016.

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Goa saw a high number of cheating cases while Delhi had more forgery incidents. This number is a 12 per cent decrease from 2015 when a total of 66,676 cases were registered.

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

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

Cases of cyber crime, rape, crime against woman, crime against children, kidnapping and abduction, crime against Scheduled Castes (SCs)/Scheduled Tribes (STs) showed an increasing trend while cases of murder, rioting, robbery and dacoity decreased in 2016, said the NCRB report.

Delhi reported 33 percent (13,803 cases of the total 41,761 cases in 19 cities with a population above two million) of total crimes against women and was followed by Mumbai at 12.3 percent (5,128 cases).

Andhra Pradesh registered 1,305 sexual harassment cases last year, with 18 per cent rise when compared to the same of the previous year that recorded 1,070 cases.

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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