Delhi most unsafe, tops crime chart among 19 major cities

Most Crimes Against Dalits Are Against SC Women: NCRB Data

Cases of outraging the modesty of women is the second highest in Orissa in the country after New Delhi, says a new report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) released Thursday. The state alone recorded for 9.5% of all Indian Penal Code (IPC) crimes, followed by Madhya Pradesh at 8.9%, Maharashtra at 8.8% and Kerala at 8.7%.

In addition, among the 19 major cities, Delhi also reported 38.8 per cent of total IPC criminal cases, followed by Bengaluru at 8.9 per cent and Mumbai at 7.7 per cent. Delhi has the distinction of the highest crime rate of 182.1 as compared to the national average of 77.2.

While Madhya Pradesh ranked fourth in terms of the number of crimes, in came in first on the crime rate (which takes into account the SC population in the state).

Cases of juveniles in conflict with the law have gone up again after a dip of 13.1% was registered in 2015 over 2014.

Madhya Pradesh comes out top with 20.6% of the total number of cases in 2016 followed by Maharashtra - 18.4%. The numbers of cities followed a similar patter, with Lucknow reporting the highest number of atrocities reported among the 19 metropolitan cities, and Patna and Jaipur following.

Most Crimes Against Dalits Are Against SC Women: NCRB Data
Delhi most unsafe, tops crime chart among 19 major cities

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). Of the 994 rape cases reported in 2016, in 463 cases, the victims were minors. "Delhi UT reported the highest crime rate (160.4) compared to the national average rate of 55.2", the NCRB report says. Maharashtra reported highest 11,396 cases, followed by UP with 11,335 cases and MP with 8,717 cases. MP registered 13746 cases of crime against children in 2016.

This year, a total of 8,132 cases of human trafficking were reported in the country with West Bengal reporting the highest number of cases (3,579) sharing almost 44% of the total cases followed by Rajasthan (1,422) sharing 17.9% of such cases in the country.

Uttar Pradesh has reported the maximum number of arms seizure (27,189) followed by Madhya Pradesh (8,019) and Rajasthan (5,757 Arms) during 2016. "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, kidnapping, abduction, crimes against women and offence against property are a few heads where the city stands at number one.

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 previous year.

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