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Crimes Against Foreigners Increased in India in 2016, Shows Govt

Crimes Against Foreigners Increased in India in 2016, Shows Govt”

Even as the Madhya Pradesh Government was making all efforts to get rid of shame it faced due to recent Bhopal gangrape case, National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) report released on Thursday says that Madhya Pradesh is having highest number of rape cases in country. In 2016, 35,849 such cases were registered, an increase of 7.2% over the 33,433 cases of 2015. When it comes to sexual harassment, Andhra Pradesh, with 1,305 cases, is behind only three States in the country. Maharashtra is also second only to Delhi in cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, with 4,815 incidents a year ago. In 2015, 365 cases of crime were recorded to have taken placec against foreigners.

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.

Delhi police officials claim that the main reason for the national capital recording the highest number of cases is that as compared to other cities of different states, there is "free and fair" registration of cases, particularly of heinous crimes.

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Total 84,746 cases of assault on women with intent to outrage modesty were reported in 2016. In Crime against women, Delhi reported highest crime rate of 160.4 in comparison to national average rate of 55.2.

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.

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).

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Two cities of Gujarat were in top 10 in terms of total offences registered.

Goa saw a high number of cheating cases while Delhi had more forgery incidents.

Cases of cyber crime, rape, crime against woman, crime against children, kidnapping and abduction, crime against Scheduled Castes (SCs)/Scheduled Tribes (STs) showed an increasing trend while cases of murder, rioting, robbery and dacoity decreased in 2016, said the NCRB report.

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In the city of Delhi - which also reported the highest number of crimes against women among the 19 metropolitan cities - 13,803 crimes against women were reported in 2016. There is an increase in crimes including rapes, kidnapping/abductions, offences against children, atrocities against Dalits and tribals, senior citizens and the number of juveniles involved in crimes.

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