The ugly side of City Beautiful was mirrored in the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) report for 2016, which was released on Thursday. In the crimes against children, 145 cases were of kidnapping or abduction, 46 were of compelling girls for marriage.
Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh are the top three states, with 9,657 kidnapping and abduction cases in UP, 7,956 in Maharashtra and 6,016 in Madhya Pradesh.
According to NCRB's 2015 annual report, states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra topped the figures as road rage data was used only for number of cases "causing injuries under rash driving/road rage".
As per the NCRB, UP was the state where the maximum number of crimes took place past year, while Delhi reported the highest crime rate.More news: Guardiola regrets Redmond rant after City victory
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Total 84,746 cases of assault on women with intent to outrage modesty were reported in 2016. Delhi also reported the most number of cases of economic offences at 5,942 cases or 19.3 per cent followed by Jaipur at 4,742 cases and Mumbai at 4,191 cases.
This category has also shown an increasing trend, with the number of cases reported in 2016 standing at 12,317 over 11,592 cases in 2015. 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. Mumbai came in second, with 5,128 cases reported. The next highest incidence was recorded in Maharashtra, at nearly 10 per cent, while Puducherry witnessed 8.6 per cent of such crimes. Of the four major offences - criminal breach of trust, cheating, forgery, and counterfeiting - the highest number of cases were reported under cheating. Along with losing this despicable rank for the first time in the previous two years, Mumbai has also been recorded as a city having a lower crime rate per one lakh population than Delhi and Bengaluru and is now behind Kochi (2nd), Nagpur (8th), and Pune (12th) at the 15th position. A total of 1,06,900 ammunition was seized during 2016.
Theft was the most common crime committed against foreigners in India in 2016, followed by other IPC crimes such as snatching or causing hurt.
Delhi UT with 1,14,751 notes (worth Rs. 5,65,21,460) has reported maximum number of seizure of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) followed by Gujarat 39,725 notes (worth Rs. 2,37,24,050) and West Bengal 32,869 notes (worth Rs. 2,32,95,800) during 2016. There is an increase in crimes including rapes, kidnapping/abductions, offences against children, atrocities against Dalits and tribals, senior citizens and the number of juveniles involved in crimes.