Delhi most unsafe, tops crime chart among 19 major cities

NCRB data on sexual assault against women

More rapes are registered after the

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. Bihar (14%) and Rajasthan (12.6%) followed.

The data released by the NCRB only reflects the number of cases that have been registered with the police.

The overall crime against women has declined slightly. The NCRB said the State did not register a single acid attack or an attempt to attack with acid in 2016.

In all of India, 40,801 atrocities against Dalits were reported in 2016, up from 38,670 in 2015.

Delhi reported the highest crime rate under the IPC crimes followed by Kerala and Madhya Pradesh, the report said, adding a total of 37,37,870 persons were arrested, 32,71,262 chargesheeted, 7,94,616 convicted and 11,48,824 were acquitted in 2016.

A very disturbing trend can be observed in "crime against children", which has been on a rise since the last three years.

Total 84,746 cases of assault on women with intent to outrage modesty were reported in 2016.

Kidnapping and abduction of children accounted for 52.3% of the cases followed by cases reported under POCSO (Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences Act) - 34.4%.

Cyber crime has witnessed a rapid increase as the State registered 616 cases in 2016 when compared to 536 cases in 2015 and the NCRB report has put the AP in the sixth place in the list of States with highest cyber-crime cases. Crimes against Scheduled Tribes showed an increase - from 266 in 2015 to 280 in 2016.

Maharashtra ranked first in number of cases registered for outraging a woman's modesty and in crimes against senior citizens in 2016.

The national capital also recorded the highest crime rate of 182.1 compared to the national average of 77.2 and reported the highest number of murders - 479 out of 2,194 cases (21.8 percent), followed by Bengaluru 10.4 percent (229 cases) and Patna 8.9 percent (195 cases).

The state registered 2,299 cases of murder, which was the third highest, and 4,189 cases of rape, also the third highest.

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

Chennai has reported the highest number of cases of SLL crimes, accounting for 32.9% of total SLL crimes reported amongst 19 metropolitan cities followed by Kochi (12.9%) and Surat (12.6%) during 2016.

Delhi topped the list with 7,392 cases, followed by Mumbai and then Bengaluru.

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

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