Delhi most unsafe, tops crime chart among 19 major cities


Even as the Madhya Pradesh Government was making all efforts to get rid of shame it faced due to recent Bhopal gangrape case, National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) report released on Thursday says that Madhya Pradesh is having highest number of rape cases in country.

Overall, 4,51,069 cases of road rage and rash driving was reported in the country in 2015.

Incidentally, Delhi also reported the maximum number of cases of heinous crimes such as murder, kidnapping, abduction, and economic offences. Additionally, there were 7,956 cases of kidnapping in the state a year ago, behind only Delhi.

Since past year, 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. Uttar Pradesh tops the chart with a whopping 9,422 cases followed by Maharashtra (second) and Madhya Pradesh (third) with 4,057 and 3,128 cases respectively.

Of the 382 crimes recorded with foreigners as victims in India in 2016, 154 took place in Delhi alone, accounting for 40 per cent of the cases.

The crime rate in Maharashtra has increased marginally from 355.19 crimes per 1 lakh citizens registered in 2015 to 357.41 crimes per 1 lakh citizens in 2016.

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However, the number of cases has come down by 7% from 6,396 in 2015 to 5,942 in 2016. The report further says that out of 4882 rape cases, number of cases in which offenders were known to victim stands at 4789.

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).

Of the 52,209 people who went missing in 2016, as many as 28,316 are women and 23,893 are men.

Delhi city accounted for 38.8% of total IPC crime reported in the cities followed by Bengaluru (8.9%) and Mumbai (7.7%). Maharashtra reported highest 11,396 cases, followed by UP with 11,335 cases and MP with 8,717 cases. Under the head crime against women in metropolitan cities, as many as 1055 cases have been reported from Indore. A total of 2.23 lakh criminal offences were registered with the railway police previous year, up from 1.96 lakh in 2015.

Delhi UT with 1,14,751 notes (worth Rs. 5,65,21,460) has reported maximum number of seizure of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) followed by Gujarat 39,725 notes (worth Rs. 2,37,24,050) and West Bengal 32,869 notes (worth Rs. 2,32,95,800) during 2016.