Delhi records highest cases of crimes against women in 2016

Delhi records highest cases of crimes against women in 2016

Delhi topped the crime list among metropolitan cities, accounting for 38.8% of total crimes reported under the Indian Penal Code, followed by Bengaluru (8.9%) and Mumbai (7.7%).

"The state Government has resolved to deal sternly with such cases and to protect women", Sarang said. Maharashtra is also second only to Delhi in cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, with 4,815 incidents previous year. State capital, Hyderabad, is the second most risky metropolitan city for married women after Delhi. Similarly, cheating cases increased from 8,000 in 2015 to 8,394 in 2016. The rate for violent crime in Mumbai stands at 33.1 cases per lakh as against the average of 40.6 in the top metropolitan cities of the country. In contrast, Hyderabad has shown a declining trend with 386 cases being registered in 2014 and 291 cases in 2016.

The state topped the country in cases of assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty, as 11,396 cases were registered in 2016; ranking second in kidnapping and abduction of women, with 6,170 cases; and third in cases of rape, with 4,189 cases.

Lucknow, Patna and Jaipur were the only cities to record a higher number of atrocities against scheduled caste persons. This number is a 12 per cent decrease from 2015 when a total of 66,676 cases were registered. Mumbai also ranked second in cases of kidnapping and abduction of children, with 5,457 cases in Delhi and 1,864 cases in Mumbai.

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Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh reported the highest incidence of rape with 4,882 cases (12.5 percent) and 4,816 (12.4 percent) respectively followed by Maharashtra 4,189 (10.7 percent) past year, according to the NCRB data.

With the Supreme Court, earlier this year, coming down heavily on the Centre for not declaring data on missing children, the Crime In India 2016 report has for the first time listed cases under this category, revealing that a total of 1,11,569 children were reported missing last year. The overall figure of missing persons (adults and minors) stood at 5,49, 008 for 2016.

The total 1879 and 2195 cyber crime cases, registered under sections of IT Act and IPC Act, were registered in 2014 and 2015 respectively in Maharashtra.

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