Crime In India 2016: Highlights

CRIME IN INDIA 2016 :Highlights

Recently NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) has released its annual publication “Crime in India -2016” statistics by Honorable Union Home Ministry Shri Rajnath Singh on 30th Nov 2017. The report based on ‘Principle Offer Rule‘followed by Bureau to count crimes as per International Standard.


About report

The annual publication covers various chapters which are as follows.
  • Violent crimes 
  • Crimes against women 
  • Crimes against children 
  • Juveniles in conflict with law 
  • Crime against SC/STs 
  • Economic crimes 
  • Cyber crimes 
  • Crimes against Sr. citizens 
  • Disposal of cases by polices and courts 

New in ‘Crime in India 2016” report

For the first time, data on 19 Metropolitan cities with a population of over 2 million has published also included in this publication. In addition to above chapters, “Mission Persons and Children “have been included to comply the honorable SC directions.

Details of reports “Crime in India- 2016”


Violent Crimes

  • Murder cases: it is decreased by 5.2% from 32,127 in 2015 to 30,450 cases in 2016. 
  • With 4,889 cases U.P top the murder crime cases list for 16.1% followed by Bihar 2,581(8.4%) cases during 2016. 
  • Kidnapping and abduction increases of 6% in 2006(88,008) over 2015 (82,999) 
  • Rioting have decreased by 5% in 2016 ( 61,974) over 2015 (65,255) 
  • Robbery deceased by 11.8% in 2016 (31,906) over 2015 (36,188). 
  • Dacoit cases decreased by 4.5% in 2016 from 33.8% in 2015 to 33.7% in 2016. 

Crime against Women

  • Under this highest cases registered against “Cruelty by Husband or His Relative “ ( 32.6%) , “Assault on women with intent to Outrage her modesty: (25.0%), Kidnapping & Abduction of Women” (19.0%) and rape (11.5%). 
  • Delhi UT registered highest crime rate of 160.4%. In this list U.P reported 14.5% and West Bengal 9.6% during 2016. 
  • During 2015-16, India reported highest rape case in Madhya Pradesh, followed by Uttar Pradesh reported 12.5% and 12.4% respectively followed by Maharashtra 4,189 ( 10.7%) during 2016. From 12.4% in 2015, rape cases reported increase from 34, 651 cases in 2015 to 38,947 in 2016. 

Crime against Children

  • Kidnapping and Abduction of Children accounted for 52.3% of the cases with U.P having 9,657 cases out of 54,723, followed by Madhya Pradesh with a total of 7, 956 cases. 
  • 34.4% of cases reported under POSCO, with total cases of 4,954 out of 36,022 cases reported highest in U.P followed by Maharashtra of 4,815 cases followed by Madhya Pradesh of 4,717 cases. 

Juveniles in Conflict with Law

  • Under this chapter, Madhya Pradesh reported 20.6% of cases followed by Maharashtra with 18.4% (6,606) during 2016. 
  • “Juveniles in Conflict with Law” shows mixed cases conflicts followed by an increase of 7.2% in 2016 (35,849) over 2015. 

Atrocities/Crimes against SC/ST

  • With 27.8% of cases reported in Madhya Pradesh followed by Rajasthan (18.2%) and Odisha with 10.4% of crimes against STs. 
  • In 2016, 6,568 cases reported under atrocities against STs. 
  • Atrocities against SCs accounts for 25.6% of cases under U.P followed by Bihar with 14%. Rajasthan hold third position with 12.6% (5,134) cases during 2016. 

Cyber Crimes

  • With 21.4% of highest cases reported in U.P, followed by Maharashtra with 19.3%. third highest cases of 8.9% reported in Karnataka. 
  • With 6.3% increase, cyber-crimes cases have been reported in 2016 over 2015 with 11,592 cases. 

Offences Against Property

  • With 1, 30,928 cases Delhi reported highest number of cases in offences against property. 
  • Maharashtra reported second highest cases with 11.9 %. 
  • U.P reported 11.4 %( 56,550) of third highest cases. 
  • A total of 4, 94,404 theft cases reported during 2016. 

Human Trafficking

  • A number of 3,579(44%) cases out of 8,132 reported in West Bengal. 
  • With 17.9% cases, Rajasthan accounted second highest human trafficking. 

Missing Persons (including Children)

  • During 2016, Maharashtra reported highest number of missing cases of males and females with 17.2%. 
  • During 2016, West Bengal reported maximum number of children cases with 15.1% 

Seizures


Arms

  • With a total number of 27,189 arms, U.P reported highest number of arms. 
  • Madhya Pradesh reported second highest number of arms with 8,019 arms. 
  • With 5, 757 arms, Rajasthan reported third highest arms. 

FICN (Fake Indian Currency Notes)

  • During 2016, 1, 14,751 of notes worth Rs. 5, 65, 21,460 reported highest in Delhi. 
  • With a total of 39,725 notes, Gujarat ranked second highest number of seizure of Fake Indian Currency Notes and West Bengal followed third highest of 32,869 notes. 

Drugs

During 2016, various Agencies seized 3,50,862 Kg of drugs which cover followings:-
  • Ganja 2,94,347 Kg 
  • Methaqualone 24,107 kg 
  • Ephedrine 21.273 kg 
  • Hashish 2,805 kg 
  • Heroin 1,675 Kg 


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