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Uttar Pradesh, Delhi top crime list in 2016: NCRB

02 December 2017

As per data released by Union home minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Thursday, the city recorded 1,218 cases of crimes against senior citizens followed by 642 cases in New Delhi and 362 in Ahmedabad.

Bhainsa in Adilabad district and other sensitive areas in old city of Hyderabad along with parts of Madannapet and Saidabad are always under the radar of the intelligence and special branch sleuths to track the movement of those against whom history-sheets were opened for indulging in communal violence.

The NRCB data had Haryana topping the list of communal flare-ups followed by Jharkhand and Bihar.

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).

NCRB has chosen to correct this data for the past three years in its 2016 report.

In terms of crime against women, the numbers dropped 11% in 2016 as compared to 2015, which put the UT at 11th place among all states and UTs.


"Uttar Pradesh reported 14.5% (49,262 out of 3,38,954 cases) of total cases of crimes against women followed by West Bengal (9.6%) (32,513 cases) during 2016". Crimes against children are a cause of concern. As many as 1,847 cases of crime against children cases were reported in the State in 2016, including 54 murders.

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

The state of Uttar Pradesh reported the highest number of cases (2,639) of cyber crimes accounting for 21.4% followed by Maharashtra with 19.3% (2,380 cases) and Karnataka with 8.9% (1101 cases). The murder cases reported last year also saw a marginal rise when compared to the same of previous year.

In cases of kidnapping and abduction of women, 3,364 cases were registered in Delhi, followed by 1,142 cases in Mumbai, and 674 cases in Bengaluru.

In the city of Delhi - which also reported the highest number of crimes against women among the 19 metropolitan cities - 13,803 crimes against women were reported in 2016. The city also ranked first in cyber crime, registering 980 cases, and 4,191 cases of economic offences, which was the second highest.

Atrocities/crime against Scheduled Castes have increased by 5.5 per cent in 2016 (40,801) over 2015 (38,670), while atrocities/crime against Scheduled Tribes have increased by 4.7 per cent in 2016 (6,568) over 2015 (6,276). While Delhi reported around 15,297 cases, Mumbai reported around 6,096 cases followed by Patna with 4,547 cases.

Uttar Pradesh, Delhi top crime list in 2016: NCRB