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Shocking: MP remains on top in rape cases: NCRB

03 December 2017, 01:03 | Violet Powell

Shocking: MP remains on top in rape cases: NCRB

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Crimes against foreign nationals increased in India in 2016 in comparison to 2015, according to data released recently by India's National Crime Records Bureau. Eleven cases of murder and 12 rapes were registered against foreigners in 2016 all over India.

While kidnapping and abduction accounted for 52.3% of the cases, cases under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO) were at a disturbing 34.4%.

The NCRB report further states that 13 road rage murders were reported from Maharashtra, three from Gujarat, two each from Manipur and Chhattisgarh and one each from Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.

Since previous 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.

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Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh reported the highest incidence of rape with 4,882 cases (12.5 percent) and 4,816 (12.4 percent) respectively followed by Maharashtra 4,189 (10.7 percent) a year ago, according to the NCRB data. While Maharashtra ranks fifth in the total number of cases filed, in terms of crime registered per lakh of the population, it holds the eighth rank among 29 states and seven union territories in the country. Madhya Pradesh reported the highest number of cases of atrocities against STs accounting for 27.8% followed by Rajasthan with 18.2% (1,195 cases) and Odisha with 10.4% (681 cases). The total number of cases in 2015 was 6,276 and in 2016, the number is 6,568 - an increase by 4.7%.

In terms of crime against women, the numbers dropped 11% in 2016 as compared to 2015, which put the UT at 11th place among all states and UTs. 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.

Goa saw a high number of cheating cases while Delhi had more forgery incidents. Under the head crime against women in metropolitan cities, as many as 1055 cases have been reported from Indore. Out of the 23,117 persons who were rescued during the year, children made 61.3% of the victims (including victims of 2015). In all, 1,226 crimes were registered against foreigners from 47 countries in 2016.

Among the other states, Uttar Pradesh (UP) recorded the highest number of serious offences like murder. With 5,453 cases of kidnapping and abduction, the city beat Mumbai and Bengaluru, which recorded 1,876 and 879 cases, respectively.



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