Delhi most unsafe, tops crime chart among 19 major cities

Delhi most unsafe, tops crime chart among 19 major cities

The National capital is the most unsafe among 19 major cities in the country, accounting for almost 40 per cent of rapes reported, 33 per cent of crimes against women and the highest crime rate in 2016, according to data released by the NCRB on Thursday.

Delhi, with 3,746 cases, was followed by Mumbai with 2,183 cases, and Bengaluru (820 cases) in 2016. In the crimes against children, 145 cases were of kidnapping or abduction, 46 were of compelling girls for marriage.

Uttar Pradesh continued to top the crime charts with 9.5% of the total crimes committed in the country, followed by Madhya Pradesh (8.9%), Maharashtra (8.8%) and Kerala (8.7%).

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Mumbai ranked second among metropolitan cities in cases of assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty. While UP accounted for 9.5 per cent of total IPC cases in the country.

From 73.26 lakh crime incidents registered under various laws in 2015, the number dropped to 48.31 lakh in 2016. Bengaluru topped the list for cyber crimes for the last two years. As per the data, only six cases of crimes against the elderly were registered in 2015, which increased to 56 in 2016.

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). Of the 994 rape cases reported in 2016, in 463 cases, the victims were minors. Delhi also reported the most number of cases of economic offences at 5,942 cases or 19.3 per cent followed by Jaipur at 4,742 cases and Mumbai at 4,191 cases. Mumbai also had the second highest number of rape cases, at 712 cases, after Delhi that had 1,996 cases.

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Earlier, according to Centre's response to Parliament, Uttar Pradesh had topped the list of communal violence incidents in 2016 with 162 incidents reported in which 29 people were killed and 488 injured.

However, a total of 15,379 persons were trafficked during the year including 58.7% children.

The good news is not limited to this alone, the report mentions decrease in murder cases by 5.2 per cent in 2015-16, from 32,127 cases in 2015 to 30,450 cases in 2016.

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While Maximum City reported maximum missing persons.

Telangana stands fifth in the country when it comes to crimes against senior citizens, including rapes, murders and other grave crimes.

Uttar Pradesh has reported the maximum number of arms seizure (27,189) followed by Madhya Pradesh (8,019) and Rajasthan (5,757 Arms) during 2016.

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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.

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