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City tops in crimes against sr citizens, 2nd against women

02 Декабря 2017

Madhya Pradesh has again earned the dubious distinction of having the highest number of rape cases registered among all states a year ago.

Telangana State remained free of any communal violence or acid attacks in the year 2016, according to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

The city police also registered 979 cases under the POCSOA, the second highest in metropolitan cities, the NCRB report said.

Crime against women saw an increase of 2.9 per cent from 3,29,243 cases in 2015 to 3,38,954 in 2016 while crime against SCs increased 5.5 per cent (from 38,670 cases in 2015 to 40,801 in 2016) and crime against STs by 4.7 per cent (from 6,276 cases from 2015 to 6,568 in 2016). The state also ranked second in economic offences and cyber crime.

Maharashtra also stood third in the total number of cases (2,61,714) registered under the Indian Penal Code, amounting to 8.8% of the crimes in the country.

Majority of cases under crimes against women were reported under "Cruelty by Husband or His Relatives" (32.6%) followed by "Assault on Women with Intent to Outrage her Modesty" (25.0%), "Kidnaping & Abduction of Women" (19.0%) and "Rape" (11.5%).

The NCRB statistics show Maharashtra registered 11,394 cases of outraging a woman's modesty, and 4,694 cases of crimes against senior citizens.

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Delhi registered 40 per cent (1,996) of the total number of rape cases in the 19 cities and almost 29 per cent cases each of cruelty meted out by husband and his relatives and dowry deaths across the country. This alone increased the total number of violent crimes in 2016 as compared to previous year, by 0.8%. As for murder, Delhi registered 479 out of a total of 2,194 cases or 21.8 per cent followed by Bengaluru at 229 cases or 10.4 per cent and Patna at 195 cases or 8.9 per cent.

Madhya Pradesh comes out top with 20.6% of the total number of cases in 2016 followed by Maharashtra - 18.4%.

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

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.

A new chapter on missing persons and children has been included to comply the Supreme Court directions along with a new table on cases related to Fake Indian Currency Notes, the NCRB report said.

Delhi also reported the highest number of kidnappings and abductions - 5,453 cases (48.3 percent) followed by Mumbai with 1,876 cases (16.6 percent) and Bengaluru 879 cases (7.8 percent) during 2016. It was followed by Madhya Pradesh (8.9 per cent), Maharashtra (8.8 per cent) and Kerala (8.7 per cent).

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