A total of 48,31,515 cognizable crimes comprising 29,75,711 IPC crimes and 18,55,804 Special & Local Laws crimes were reported in 2016
GN Bureau | December 2, 2017
Uttar Pradesh (10,426 cases) reported the highest number of cases of atrocities against Scheduled Castes (SCs) accounting for 25.6% followed by Bihar with 14.0% (5,701 cases) and Rajasthan with 12.6% (5,134 cases) during 2016, showed the latest data from National Crime Record Bureau.
Crime head-wise cases revealed that assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty with 7.7% (3172 cases) reported the highest number of cases of crimes/atrocities against Scheduled Castes (SCs) followed by Rape with 6.2% (2541 cases) during 2016, showed NCRBs’ Crime in India – 2016.
Madhya Pradesh (1,823 cases) reported the highest number of cases of atrocities against Scheduled Tribes (STs) accounting for 27.8% followed by Rajasthan with 18.2% (1,195 cases) and Odisha with 10.4% (681 cases) during 2016.
Crime head-wise cases revealed that rape (974 cases) reported the highest number of cases of crimes/atrocities against Scheduled Tribes (STs) accounting for 14.8% followed by assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty with 12.7% (835 cases) and kidnapping & abduction with 2.5% (163 cases) during 2016.
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).
During 2016, IPC crimes have increased by 0.9% and SLL crimes have increased by 5.4% over 2015.
The percentage share of IPC was 61.6% while percentage share of SLL cases was 38.4% of total cognizable crimes during 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) against national average of 233.6.
Kerala has reported highest number of cases of SLL crimes (24.1%) followed by Gujarat and Tamil Nadu (15.5% each) of total SLL crimes reported in the country during 2016.
Kerala reported highest SLL crime rate of 1,252.7 in the country during 2016 followed by Gujarat (457.1) against national average of 145.7.
A total of 30,450 cases of murder were reported during 2016, showing a decline of 5.2% over 2015 (32,127 cases). Uttar Pradesh (4,889 cases) reported the highest number of cases of murder accounting for 16.1% followed by Bihar with 8.5% (2,581 cases) and Maharashtra with 7.6% (2,299 cases) during 2016.
Personal vendetta or enmity (5,179 cases) was the motive in highest number of murder cases followed by property dispute (3,424 cases).
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