NCRB Data Shows Uttar Pradesh, Haryana And Maharashtra Have Highest Crime Rates

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Uttar Pradesh accounted for 9.5 percent of total Indian Penal Code (IPC) crimes reported in the country followed by Madhya Pradesh (8.9 percent), Maharashtra (8.8 percent) and Kerala (8.7 percent), while Delhi reported the highest crime rate, or incidents per 100,000 persons at 974.9 followed by Kerala at 727.6 and Madhya Pradesh at 337.9 against the national average of 233.6.

Maharashtra accounted for 19.3 per cent of all cyber crime cases registered in the country a year ago, with 2,380 cases.

"The state where the digitisation and literacy rates are higher, the cyber crime cases are bound to naturally go up".

Uttar Pradesh accounted for the highest number of cybercrime cases at 21.4%, followed by Maharashtra (19.3% of the cases) and Karnataka (8.9%).

"We have charge sheeted 90 per cent of accused in crimes against women in 2016".

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Overall, rape cases saw an increase of 12.4 percent from 34,651 cases in the country in 2015 to 38,947 in 2016. Compared to the data from the Crime in India 2014 report, the increase is even higher - over 5 per cent.

According to the NCRB report, total of 1226 cases were reported against foreign nationals in various police stations in India. While 3,645 cases have been registered in Delhi for cruelty by husband and his relatives, 1,311 such cases were registered in Hyderabad in 2016.

The national average of crimes against women in states was 55.2. Only Uttar Pradesh, with 2,639 cases, reported more offences. 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. Rajasthan accounted for 18.2 per cent of these cases (1,195) while Odisha was ranked third with 10.4 per cent cases (681). The Congress party has been trying to woo the Dalits, STs and other backward classes of the state in its Gujarat Assembly election campaign by regularly speaking about such atrocities being committees against them allegedly by fringe groups who are patronized by the state's ruling BJP.

The data also shows a rise of 0.8% in the total incidents of "violenct crimes" country-wide. Bengaluru topped the list for cyber crimes for the last two years.

The total 1879 and 2195 cyber crime cases, registered under sections of IT Act and IPC Act, were registered in 2014 and 2015 respectively in Maharashtra.

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