Rape cases have reported increase of 12.4%: Crime in India 2016 Statistics

Rape cases have reported increase of 12.4%: Crime in India 2016 Statistics

Rape cases have reported increase of 12.4%: Crime in India 2016 Statistics

Today Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has released Annual Publication of NCRB “Crime in India 2016”. As per the International Standard, the Bureau follows ‘Principle Offence Rule’ for counting of crime. For the first time in the published data on 19 Metropolitan cities (> 2 Million Population) have been included in the Chapters on “Violent Crimes”,” Crime Against Women”,” Crime Against Children”, “Juveniles in conflict with law”, “Crime Against SC/STs”, “Economic Crimes”,” Cyber Crimes”,” Crime Against Sr. Citizens” and “Disposal of Cases by Police and Court”. A new chapter on “Missing Persons & Children” has been included to comply the Hon’ble Supreme Court directions. For the first time, statistics on the seizures of Arms, Ammunitions, Drugs, and Currency by CAPFs/CPOs (Assam Rifles, CISF, BSF, CRPF, ITBP, NIA, and SSB) has been included. A total of 48,31,515 cognizable crimes comprising 29,75,711 Indian Penal Code (IPC) crimes and 18,55,804 Special & Local Laws (SLL) crimes were reported in 2016, showing an increase of 2.6% over 2015 (47,10,676 cases). IPC Crimes have increased by 0.9% (from 29,49,400 in 2015 to 29,75,711 in 2016). SLL Crimes have increased by 5.4% (from 17,61,276 in 2015 to 18,55,804 in 2016). Uttar Pradesh accounted for 9.5% of total IPC crime reported in the country followed by Madhya Pradesh (8.9%), Maharashtra (8.8%) and Kerala (8.7). Delhi UT reported the highest crime rate (974.9) under IPC crimes followed by Kerala (727.6) and Madhya Pradesh (337.9) against the national average of 233.6. During the year 2016, IPC Crimes have reported a charge sheeting rate of 72.9% while conviction rate is 46.8% in the country. A total of 37,37,870 persons were arrested, a total of 32,71,262 persons were charge-sheeted, 7,94,616 persons were convicted and 11,48,824 persons were acquitted or discharged in 2016. Uttar Pradesh (4,889 cases) reported the highest number of cases of murder accounting for 16.1% followed by Bihar 2,581 (8.4%) cases during 2016. Cases of Kidnapping and Abduction have shown an increasing trend with the increase of 6% in 2016 (88,008) over 2015 (82,999). Cases under Dacoity have decreased by 4.5% in 2016 (3,795) over 2015 (3,972). Uttar Pradesh reported 14.5% (49,262) of total cases of crimes against women followed by West Bengal (9.6%) (32,513 cases) during 2016. Delhi UT reported the highest crime rate (160.4) compared to the national average rate of 55.2. Rape cases have reported an increase of 12.4% from 34,651 cases in 2015 to 38,947 in 2016. Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh reported the highest incidence of Rape with 4,882 cases (12.5%) and 4,816 (12.4%) followed by Maharashtra 4,189 (10.7%) during 2016.

Find the rest: http://ncrb.gov.in/StatPublications/CII/CII2016/Press%20release-Crime%20in%20India%202016.pdf

Bubai Bhattacharjee


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