Chandigarh worst in India in crime against elderly: NCRB

NCRB data children rape

According to NCRB's 2016 data, a total of 136 murders due to caste conflict have been reported in India in 2016 whereas, the number of the same in 2015 was 828. It has registered 4816 rape cases.

West Bengal recorded the maximum number of crimes registered with foreigners as offenders, at 520 cases, while Delhi recorded 143.

Since a year ago, the total number of crimes in the country has increased by 2.6%, with Delhi reporting the highest crime rate of 974.9 under IPC crimes followed by Kerala (727.6) and Madhya Pradesh (337.9) against the national average of 233.6. The pendency is 44%, while 52 cases saw convictions, putting the conviction rate at 24.4%.

Delhi police officials claim that the main reason for the national capital recording the highest number of cases is that as compared to other cities of different states, there is "free and fair" registration of cases, particularly of heinous crimes.

According to the NCRB data, Delhi reported the highest number of murders - 479 of the total 2,194 cases - with a marginal increase of 3.2% from a year ago, followed by Bengaluru with 229 cases and Patna with 195 cases. All 114 persons arrested for crimes against children were chargesheeted. In the crimes against children, 145 cases were of kidnapping or abduction, 46 were of compelling girls for marriage. "Delhi UT reported the highest crime rate (160.4) compared to the national average rate of 55.2", the NCRB report says.




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

Overall, rape cases saw an increase of 12.4 percent from 34,651 cases in the country in 2015 to 38,947 in 2016.

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).

Of the total crimes, 29,75,711 are those registered under Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 18,55,804 under Special and Local Laws (SLL), the NCRB data said. 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. There is an increase in crimes including rapes, kidnapping/abductions, offences against children, atrocities against Dalits and tribals, senior citizens and the number of juveniles involved in crimes.

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