Delhi tops crime chart among metro cities

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Crimes against children have gone up by 13%, from 94,172 in 2015 to 1,06,958 in 2016, according to annual figures released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) on Thursday. After Madhya Pradesh, it is Uttar Pradesh which is on second position in rape cases.

Uttar Pradesh accounted for 9.5 per cent of total IPC crimes reported in the country followed by Madhya Pradesh (8.9 per cent), Maharashtra (8.8 per cent) and Kerala (8.7 per cent).

As far as Madhya Pradesh is concerned then out of 4882 rape cases, 39 victims are below 6 years age, 153 victims are either 6 years or above below twelve years, 964 victims are 12 years and above below 12 years, 1323 victims are 16 years and above below 18 years and total number of girl child victim are 2479.

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.

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).

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

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This category has also shown an increasing trend, with the number of cases reported in 2016 standing at 12,317 over 11,592 cases in 2015. In Crime against women, Delhi reported highest crime rate of 160.4 in comparison to national average rate of 55.2. Maharashtra reported highest 11,396 cases, followed by UP with 11,335 cases and MP with 8,717 cases. "Comparatively, Karnataka reported 1,869 such incidents, accounting for just 4.3 per cent of all such crimes in the country", the Indian Express report said.

This year, a total of 8,132 cases of human trafficking were reported in the country with West Bengal reporting the highest number of cases (3,579) sharing almost 44% of the total cases followed by Rajasthan (1,422) sharing 17.9% of such cases in the country.

Among the other states, Uttar Pradesh (UP) recorded the highest number of serious offences like murder.

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.

Among the cities of India, Delhi had the highest crime rate, followed by Kochi, Jaipur, Patna, and Indore for only IPC crimes while Coimbatore is the safest city in a list of 19 metropolitan cities.