Orissa second in crimes against women: NCRB

Orissa second in crimes against women: NCRB

The magnitude of this inflation is such that incidents under SLL are 10 times those registered under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which deals with crimes such as murder, theft, robbery and rape.

Delhi accounted for highest crime rate 974.9 under IPC crimes followed by Kerala 727.6 and Madhya Pradesh 337.9 against national average of 233.6. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh released the "Crime in India 2016" published by the NCRB in New Delhi. Bihar (14%) and Rajasthan (12.6%) followed. In the crimes against children, 145 cases were of kidnapping or abduction, 46 were of compelling girls for marriage.

However, when overall crime, including those under SLL, was taken into account, UP shot towards the top of the list.

"Crimes against women is a sensitive subject".

Majority of cases under crime against women were reported under "Cruelty by Husband or His Relatives" category (32.6%) followed by "Assault on Women with Intent to Outrage her Modesty" (25%).

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

Rape cases have a reported increase of 12.4% from 2015.

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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.

A very disturbing trend can be observed in "crime against children", which has been on a rise since the last three years.

Crimes against children and elderly have increased. As many as 1,847 cases of crime against children cases were reported in the State in 2016, including 54 murders. Mumbai followed Delhi, which topped the list with 33 percent of the cases.

Total 84,746 cases of assault on women with intent to outrage modesty were reported in 2016. Crimes against Scheduled Tribes showed an increase - from 266 in 2015 to 280 in 2016.

Crime against women saw an increase of 2.9 per cent from 3,29,243 cases in 2015 to 3,38,954 in 2016 while crime against SCs increased 5.5 per cent (from 38,670 cases in 2015 to 40,801 in 2016) and crime against STs by 4.7 per cent (from 6,276 cases from 2015 to 6,568 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.

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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