Orissa second in crimes against women: NCRB

Orissa second in crimes against women: NCRB

Orissa second in crimes against women: NCRB

States such as Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand have reported extremely high number of crimes under the category of special and local laws (SLL) for years. Bengaluru topped the list for cyber crimes for the last two years. The crimes against women included 2,183 cases of assault with intent to outrage modesty, 1,142 cases of kidnapping and abduction and 712 cases of rape.

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.

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) a year ago, according to the NCRB data.

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). A total of 15,310 cases were reported in the union territory in 2016, down from 17,222 in 2015.

If one took corrected figures for the past years as well, 2016 would in fact reflect an increase of about 2.6 per cent in overall crimes.

For the last 10 years now, total number of crimes in India hovered between 50 lakh and 70 lakh, and the crime rate ranged from 455 to 580 - crime rate is the number of crimes registered per 100,000 people.

The report suggests that 16,362 cases of crime against women were reported in Andhra Pradesh previous year when compared to 15,967 cases reported in 2015. As many as 1,847 cases of crime against children cases were reported in the State in 2016, including 54 murders. In Crime against women, Delhi reported highest crime rate of 160.4 in comparison to national average rate of 55.2. Mumbai came in second, with 5,128 cases reported. A total of 1,06,900 ammunition was seized during 2016.

In terms of kidnapping and abduction also, Delhi reported the maximum number of cases at 5,453 or 48.3 per cent in 2016 followed by Mumbai with 1,876 cases or 16.6 per cent, and Bengaluru with 879 cases or 7.8 per cent.

The NCRB report on crimes for the year 2016 has placed Mumbai first in offences against senior citizens and second, next to Delhi, in crimes against women as well as children.

While Maximum City reported maximum missing persons.

While Uttar Pradesh reported 4,889 murder cases, the national capital reported almost 40 percent of rape cases.

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). The city also ranked first in cyber crime, registering 980 cases, and 4,191 cases of economic offences, which was the second highest.

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