Alarming: Uttar Pradesh, Delhi topped crime list in 2016, says NCRB

NCRB data children rape

Most cyber crimes in city Mumbai tops the list when it comes to cyber crimes recording 23.5 per cent of all such cases in the country. Maharashtra is also second only to Delhi in cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, with 4,815 incidents previous year.

Hyderabad has emerged as one of the safest cities in the country with the city being ranked 14th in terms of crime rate among 19 metropolitian cities with a population of over 2 million for the year 2016. Compared to the data from the Crime in India 2014 report, the increase is even higher - over 5 per cent. 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.

Delhi, with 3,746 cases, was followed by Mumbai with 2,183 cases, and Bengaluru (820 cases) in 2016.

Crimes committed on the railways also recorded a rise of 10 per cent between 2015 and 2016.

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Lucknow, Patna and Jaipur were the only cities to record a higher number of atrocities against scheduled caste persons. While illegal gains were the main motiviation for cyber crimes with 267 cases, revenge was the motivation in 217 cases out of the total 593 cases registered in 2016. Karnataka is on the third rank with 1,101 cases of cyber crimes of the same period.

Maharashtra held the second position in the country after Uttar Pradesh (UP) in cases of kidnapping and abduction of children, with 7,956 cases registered, followed by Madhya Pradesh (MP) with 6,016 cases registered. "Maharashtra is a vast state where the pace of digitisation is faster than other states". Madhya Pradesh alone accounted for 4882 of these cases, followed closely by Uttar Pradesh, which reported 4,816 rape cases and Maharashtra with 4,189 cases. "The figure stood at 944 in 2014".

According to it, 35 cases of sedition were also registered in 2016 out of which Haryana accounted for the highest number of 12 cases followed by Uttar Pradesh with six. The Congress has also formed a truck with Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani and OBC leader Alpesh Thakore (who has joined the party and is contesting the polls as a Congress candidate) while promising them that, if voted to power in the state, the party would ensure that such crimes do not recur.

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