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Four cars stolen every hour in Delhi in 2016: NCRB

01 December 2017

There were a total of 4.30 lakh cases registered under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code and state laws in Maharashtra in 2016.

The NCRB breakdown reveals that total of 382 cases of crime against foreign nationals were reported in the country.

A total of 48,31,515 cognisable crimes - which include major crimes like rape, murder, kidnappings and rioting - comprising "29,75,711 IPC crimes" and "18,55,804 Special and Local Laws (SLL)" crimes were reported in 2016.

Delhi, the national capital, tops the chart with highest crime rate (974.9) under IPC crimes followed by (state) Kerala (727.6) against national average of 233.6.

Crimes against women have only marginally decreased between 2014 and 2016, dropping by 0.14%.

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However, Telangana has been ranked fourth for cyber crimes though the number of cases has also shown a declining trend. The percentage share of cyber crimes stood at 4.8% for the State. While Delhi reported around 15,297 cases, Mumbai reported around 6,096 cases followed by Patna with 4,547 cases.

The number of cyber crimes has dipped from 703 in 2014 to 593 in 2016.

According to the NCRB report, total of 1226 cases were reported against foreign nationals in various police stations in India. In 2015, 1,06,282 cases were registered under IPC while 1,08,991 were registered in 2016. Of the 40,801 cases of atrocities against scheduled caste community members, 10,426 were reported from Uttar Pradesh accounting for 25.6 per cent followed by Bihar with 14 per cent (5,701) and Rajasthan with 12.6 per cent (5,134) during 2016. Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led Madhya Pradesh was at the top spot on the list with 12.5% of all cases, which is 4,882 cases. Mumbai also ranked second in cases of kidnapping and abduction of children, with 5,457 cases in Delhi and 1,864 cases in Mumbai. The Congress has also formed a truck with Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani and OBC leader Alpesh Thakore (who has joined the party and is contesting the polls as a Congress candidate) while promising them that, if voted to power in the state, the party would ensure that such crimes do not recur.

The NCRB data also pointed to a rise in crimes against children, with Uttar Pradesh topping this list too, followed by Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

Overall, Maharashtra stood third in terms of total IPC cases registered in 2013.

Four cars stolen every hour in Delhi in 2016: NCRB