Chandigarh worst in India in crime against elderly: NCRB

Indian province named'rape-capital after 13 cases reported daily

Mumbai had the highest number of cyber crime cases among the 19 cities, with 980 cases, accounting for 23.5 per cent of the total cases in the metropolitan cities.

Cases of outraging the modesty of women is the second highest in Orissa in the country after New Delhi, says a new report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) released Thursday.

Giving a reason for the correction, the NCRB report has said: "The reported cases under SLL of the states like Motor Vehicle Act (Challans), Gunda Act, Local Police Act, Section 106 to 110 of Cr.P.C. have been excluded from "Other SLL Crimes" from 2014 onwards, as either FIRs are not registered in above cases or if registered, same are not sent to judicial magistrate". In the crimes against children, 145 cases were of kidnapping or abduction, 46 were of compelling girls for marriage.

Since a year ago, the total number of crimes in the country has increased by 2.6%, with Delhi reporting the highest crime rate of 974.9 under IPC crimes followed by Kerala (727.6) and Madhya Pradesh (337.9) against the national average of 233.6. Cases under "crime against women" have reported a marginal increase in the year 2016 (3,38,954), it is a marginal increase compared to 2015 when 3,29,243 cases were reported.

Majority of cases under crime against women were reported under "Cruelty by Husband or His Relatives" category (32.6%) followed by "Assault on Women with Intent to Outrage her Modesty" (25%). Bengaluru topped the list for cyber crimes for the last two years. Of the 994 rape cases reported in 2016, in 463 cases, the victims were minors. Mumbai also had the second highest number of rape cases, at 712 cases, after Delhi that had 1,996 cases. As many as 1,123 murders were reported in AP a year ago as against 1,099 in 2015. For other offences, such as traffic challans, NCRB will provide separate data from next year.




Madhya Pradesh also headed the list of states for atrocities, crime against Scheduled Tribes with 1,823 cases (27.8%), followed by Rajasthan (18.2%) with 1,195 cases and Odisha (10.4%) with 681 cases during 2016.

Maharashtra reported the highest number of missing persons (94,919 - 17.2%) out of the total of 5,49,008 persons (2,34,334 males and 3,14,674 females). While Delhi reported around 15,297 cases, Mumbai reported around 6,096 cases followed by Patna with 4,547 cases.

Chandigarh ranks first, hence worst, among all states and union territories in terms of crime against senior citizens (people aged above 60).

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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