Uttar Pradesh tops Crime List, Delhi Least Safe among Metros: NCRB

Uttar Pradesh tops Crime List, Delhi Least Safe among Metros: NCRB

Uttar Pradesh tops Crime List, Delhi Least Safe among Metros: NCRB

There were a total of 4.30 lakh cases registered under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code and state laws in Maharashtra in 2016.

Among the metropolitan cities covered in the report, Delhi predictably ranked the highest in total number of IPC crimes, registering 38.8 per cent of the total of 2,95,002 IPC crimes registered across 19 such cities that were covered in the report.

A total of 48,31,515 cognisable crimes - which include major crimes like rape, murder, kidnappings and rioting - comprising "29,75,711 IPC crimes" and "18,55,804 Special and Local Laws (SLL)" crimes were reported in 2016.

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report has placed Mumbai first in offences against senior citizens and second, after Delhi, in crimes against women as well as children.

Among the 61,974 cases of riots and group clashes, the highest - 11,617 cases - were registered in Bihar, 8,018 in Uttar Pradesh and 7,898 in Maharashtra.

Rape cases in the state have increased from 1105 in 2015 to 1278 in 2016.

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The number of cyber crimes has dipped from 703 in 2014 to 593 in 2016.

The national average of crimes against women in states was 55.2. 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. While 3,645 cases have been registered in Delhi for cruelty by husband and his relatives, 1,311 such cases were registered in Hyderabad in 2016.

In West Bengal alone, 520 cases were reported against foreign nationals, followed by 91 in Karnataka, 80 in Goa, 64 in Tamil Nadu and 56 in Maharashtra. The rate for violent crime in Mumbai stands at 33.1 cases per lakh as against the average of 40.6 in the top metropolitan cities of the country. The city also recorded ten instances of atrocities against scheduled tribe people which was the same number as Ahmedabad, while only Hyderabad (21) and Jaipur (88) recorded higher numbers of incidences of crime against scheduled tribe people.

Uttar Pradesh missed the dubious distinction of recording most rape cases in the country by a whisker. Bengaluru topped the list for cyber crimes for the last two years.

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

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