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

Kristopher Drake
December 2, 2017

In a dubious distinction, Andhra Pradesh stands fourth in the country in the sexual harassment cases, according to the data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) on Thursday. As per the data, only six cases of crimes against the elderly were registered in 2015, which increased to 56 in 2016.

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) past year, according to the NCRB data.

The national capital is followed by Mumbai, which recorded 12.3 per cent or 5,128 criminal cases against women.

From 73.26 lakh crime incidents registered under various laws in 2015, the number dropped to 48.31 lakh in 2016.

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

In terms of crime against women, the numbers dropped 11% in 2016 as compared to 2015, which put the UT at 11th place among all states and UTs.

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


The state of Uttar Pradesh reported the highest number of cases (2,639) of cyber crimes accounting for 21.4% followed by Maharashtra with 19.3% (2,380 cases) and Karnataka with 8.9% (1101 cases). Mumbai came in second, with 5,128 cases reported. Maharashtra reported highest 11,396 cases, followed by UP with 11,335 cases and MP with 8,717 cases.

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

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).

Among 19 metropolitan cities, which have a population of over 20 lakh, Mumbai accounted for 12.3 percent of the cases of crimes against women in 2016, with 5,128 of the total of 41,761 cases registered in the city.

The NCRB report also first time included the statistics on the seizures of arms, ammunitions, drugs and currency by central armed police forces - the CISF, the BSF, the CRPF, the SSB, the Assam Rifles - and central police organisations like the National Investigation Agency.

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

Delhi city topped all of NCRB crime categories - kidnapping and abduction, murder, rape, cruelty by husband and his relatives, dowry deaths, juveniles in conflict with law, economic offences - apart from cyber crimes. While Delhi reported around 15,297 cases, Mumbai reported around 6,096 cases followed by Patna with 4,547 cases.

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