More than 1,00000 crimes against children reported in 2016

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.

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.

Kidnapping and abduction of children accounted for 52.3% of the cases followed by cases reported under POCSO (Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences Act) - 34.4%. 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 994 rape cases reported in 2016, in 463 cases, the victims were minors.

Cases reported under "juveniles in conflict with law" have shown a mixed trend for the past three years with the decline of 13.1% in 2015 (33,433) over 2014 (38,455) followed by an increase of 7.2% in 2016 (35,849) over 2015.

Total 84,746 cases of assault on women with intent to outrage modesty were reported in 2016. 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. The total number of cases in 2015 was 6,276 and in 2016, the number is 6,568 - an increase by 4.7%. The next highest incidence was recorded in Maharashtra, at nearly 10 per cent, while Puducherry witnessed 8.6 per cent of such crimes.

Further, the NCRB report has given ninth rank to AP based on the crime rate calculated as per population.

Of the total crimes, 29,75,711 are those registered under Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 18,55,804 under Special and Local Laws (SLL), the NCRB data 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. The highest number of cases among metro cities against juveniles (with 2,368 cases out of 6,645) and most economic offences (5,942) were reported from Delhi.

In the country's top 19 metropolitan cities with a population over 20 lakh, Mumbai ranks 3rd in the share of crime incidents, preceded only by Delhi and Chennai.

Murder, kidnapping, abduction, crimes against women and offence against property are a few heads where the city stands at number one.

  • Sylvester Abbott