Chandigarh worst in India in crime against elderly: NCRB

02 December, 2017, 00:59 | Author: Phil Peters
  • Chandigarh worst in India in crime against elderly: NCRB

Another shocking fact from the report is that Chandigarh is third position when it comes to the crime against children, although the absolute number of cases fell from 271 in 2015 to 222 in 2016.

The city police also registered 979 cases under the POCSOA, the second highest in metropolitan cities, the NCRB report said. The total number of cases in 2015 was 6,276 and in 2016, the number is 6,568 - an increase by 4.7%. In the crimes against children, 145 cases were of kidnapping or abduction, 46 were of compelling girls for marriage.

In addition, among the 19 major cities, Delhi also reported 38.8 per cent of total IPC criminal cases, followed by Bengaluru at 8.9 per cent and Mumbai at 7.7 per cent. Delhi has the distinction of the highest crime rate of 182.1 as compared to the national average of 77.2. Up from 26 cases in 2015, past year saw 48 cases of crimes against senior citizens in the UT.

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

Murder decreased by 5.2 per cent (from 32,127 cases in 2015 to 30,450 in 2016), rioting 5 per cent (from 65,255 cases in 2015 to 61,974 in 2016 ), dacoity 4.5 per cent (from 3,972 cases in 2015 to 3,795 in 2016) and robbery 11.8 per cent (from 36,188 cases in 2015 to 31,906 in 2016). Mumbai came in second, with 5,128 cases reported. Madhya Pradesh reported the highest number of cases of atrocities against STs accounting for 27.8% followed by Rajasthan with 18.2% (1,195 cases) and Odisha with 10.4% (681 cases).

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However, a total of 15,379 persons were trafficked during the year including 58.7% children.

Delhi UT with 1,14,751 notes (worth Rs. 5,65,21,460) has reported maximum number of seizure of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) followed by Gujarat 39,725 notes (worth Rs. 2,37,24,050) and West Bengal 32,869 notes (worth Rs. 2,32,95,800) during 2016.

Abduction cases declined from 1,402 in 2015 to 1,309 in 2016.

The NCRB said that 19 metropolitan cities 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 senior citizens and disposal of cases by police and court for the first time in its latest publication covering 2 million population.

Maharashtra reported the highest number of missing persons (94,919 - 17.2%) out of the total of 5,49,008 persons (2,34,334 males and 3,14,674 females). The metro also showed maximum cyber crimes. Maharashtra topped the list with 12 such deaths while poll-bound Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh have reported 9 such deaths in custody.

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