New Delhi, Nov 30: National Capital New Delhi is on top of list of country’s 19 metro cities which recorded most number of crimes in 2016. On the other hand Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest number of heinous crimes such as murder and those against women in 2016, latest data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) on Thursday show.
Uttar Pradesh, the country’s largest state, reported the highest number of cases of murder – 4,889 – accounting for 16.1 per cent followed by Bihar where 2,581 (8.4 per cent) murders took place last year.
Rape cases recorded an increase of 12.4 per cent from 34,651 cases in the country in 2015 to 38,947 in 2016.
According to the data, Delhi recorded most number of criminal cases after Karnataka capital Bengaluru and Maharashtra capital Mumbai.
The data also revealed a more disturbing trend about Delhi concerning crimes involving juveniles. The city recorded highest number of cases (2368) under juveniles in conflict with law among 19 metropolitan cities in 2016.
NCRB Data: Top Takeaways
1) Delhi city accounted for 38.8% of total IPC crime reported in the cities followed by Bengaluru (8.9%) and Mumbai (7.7%).
2) Chennai has reported highest number of cases of SLL crimes, accounting for 32.9% of total Special and Local Laws (SLL) crimes reported amongst 19 metropolitan cities followed by Kochi (12.9%) and Surat (12.6%) during 2016.
3) Delhi (5,453 cases) reported the highest number of cases of kidnapping and abduction accounting (48.3%) followed by Mumbai with 16.6% (1,876 cases) and
Bengaluru with 7.8% (879 cases) during 2016.
4) Delhi City reported 21.8%, the highest number of Murder cases (479 out of 2194) followed by Bengaluru 10.4% (229 cases) and Patna 8.9% (195 cases).
Crime Against Women:
5) Delhi reported 33.0% (13,803 out of 41,761cases) of total cases of crimes against women followed by Mumbai (12.3%) (5,128 cases) during 2016. Delhi reported the
highest crime rate (182.1) compared to the national average rate of 77.2.
6) Delhi City reported nearly 40% of Rape Cases and nearly 29% each of Cruelty by husband and his relatives and Dowry Deaths.
Juveniles in Conflict with law:
7) Highest number of cases under juveniles in conflict with law were reported in Delhi City (amongst 19 Metropolitan Cities) 35.6% (2368 cases out of 6645) during 2016.
8) Delhi (5,942 cases) has reported the maximum number of cases under economic offences accounting for 19.3% followed by Jaipur (4,742cases) and Mumbai (4,191 cases) accounting for 15.4% and 13.6% during 2016 respectively.