City tops in crimes against sr citizens, 2nd against women

NCRB 2016 data shows alarming increase in crime

Madhya Pradesh alone accounted for 4882 of these cases, followed closely by Uttar Pradesh, which reported 4,816 rape cases and Maharashtra with 4,189 cases.

The number of cyber crimes has dipped from 703 in 2014 to 593 in 2016. Delhi accounted for the lion's share of 13,803 cases, the data showed. Telangana is second in the country after Maharashtra (800) in terms of number of cheating cases (224) registered in which the victims were senior citizens.

Delhi, with 3,746 cases, was followed by Mumbai with 2,183 cases, and Bengaluru (820 cases) in 2016. Mumbai followed Delhi, which topped the list with 33 percent of the cases.

The country also reported a rise in rape cases, with an increase of 12.4% from 34,651 cases in 2015 to 38,947 in 2016.

Uttar Pradesh accounted for 9.5 percent of total Indian Penal Code (IPC) crimes reported in the country followed by Madhya Pradesh (8.9 percent), Maharashtra (8.8 percent) and Kerala (8.7 percent), while Delhi reported the highest crime rate, or incidents per 100,000 persons at 974.9 followed by Kerala at 727.6 and Madhya Pradesh at 337.9 against the national average of 233.6.

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However, the cases registered under special and local laws in the state have decreased from 16,496 in 2015 to 11,282 in 2016. Mumbai also ranked second in cases of kidnapping and abduction of children, with 5,457 cases in Delhi and 1,864 cases in Mumbai.

The crimes and atrocities against the SC/ST community have become a rallying election point in poll-bound Gujarat where people from these oppressed communities, especially the Dalits, have been complaining of unprovoked aggression against them. Singh. As per the NCRB data, the total number of cyber crime cases registered under Information Technology (IT) Act in Maharashtra in 2016, were 359. The Congress has also formed a truck with Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani and OBC leader Alpesh Thakore (who has joined the party and is contesting the polls as a Congress candidate) while promising them that, if voted to power in the state, the party would ensure that such crimes do not recur.

In the latest record titled "Crime in India 2016", tabled on Thursday by the statistics and record body that was released by Union home Minister Rajnath Singh, also showed an alarming rise of 6% in the cases of kidnapping from the year 2015 (82,999) to 2016 (88,008).

Overall, Maharashtra stood third in terms of total IPC cases registered in 2013.

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