Most Crimes Against Dalits Are Against SC Women

Posted December 02, 2017

Uttar Pradesh was the state where maximum number of crimes took place in 2016, while Delhi reported the highest crime rate, latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report said on Thursday. This alone increased the total number of violent crimes in 2016 as compared to past year, by 0.8%.

Mumbai ranked second among metropolitan cities in cases of assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty.

The overall crime rate saw an increase, with 4,30,866 cases last year, against 4,23,179 in the previous year. Around 4,882 cases of rape were reported in the state in 2016, followed by UP with 4,816 cases and Maharashtra with 4,189 cases.

The data released by the NCRB only reflects the number of cases that have been registered with the police. Of the 994 rape cases reported in 2016, in 463 cases, the victims were minors. As per "Crime in India 2016- Statistics", MP reported 9,599 cases of sexual assault against women and minors.

Mumbai also saw the second highest number of crimes against women with 5,128 cases, of which 712 cases were of rape and 2,138 were for outraging a woman's modesty. "Delhi UT reported the highest crime rate (160.4) compared to the national average rate of 55.2", the NCRB report says.

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.

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The city 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). For other offences, such as traffic challans, NCRB will provide separate data from next year.

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. It was followed by Madhya Pradesh (8.9 per cent), Maharashtra (8.8 per cent) and Kerala (8.7 per cent).

According to the report for 2016, covering 19 cities with a population above two million, Delhi reported 33 per cent (13,803 cases of 41,761) of crimes against women a year ago.

The good news is not limited to this alone, the report mentions decrease in murder cases by 5.2 per cent in 2015-16, from 32,127 cases in 2015 to 30,450 cases in 2016.

Atrocities/crime against Scheduled Castes have increased by 5.5 per cent in 2016 (40,801) over 2015 (38,670), while atrocities/crime against Scheduled Tribes have increased by 4.7 per cent in 2016 (6,568) over 2015 (6,276).