Delhi most unsafe for tourists; 1226 cases lodged against foreigners in India

Delhi most unsafe for tourists; 1226 cases lodged against foreigners in India

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.

The latest data reported an increase in the total number of atrocities against scheduled caste and schedule tribe people in India.

A total of 48,31,515 cognisable crimes - which include major crimes like rape, murder, kidnappings and rioting - comprising "29,75,711 IPC crimes" and "18,55,804 Special and Local Laws (SLL)" crimes were reported in 2016.

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The national capital also recorded the highest crime rate of 182.1 compared to the national average of 77.2 and reported the highest number of murders - 479 out of 2,194 cases (21.8 percent), followed by Bengaluru 10.4 percent (229 cases) and Patna 8.9 percent (195 cases). Madhya Pradesh alone accounted for 4882 of these cases, followed closely by Uttar Pradesh, which reported 4,816 rape cases and Maharashtra with 4,189 cases.

The crime rate in Maharashtra has increased marginally from 355.19 crimes per 1 lakh citizens registered in 2015 to 357.41 crimes per 1 lakh citizens in 2016.

Crimes committed on the railways also recorded a rise of 10 per cent between 2015 and 2016.

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The state has, however, shown an increase in violent crimes. Majority of cases under this category were reported under sub-heads like "Cruelty by Husband or His Relatives" (32.6 per cent) followed by "Assault on Women with Intent to Outrage her Modesty" (25 per cent), "Kidnapping & Abduction of Women" (19 per cent) and "Rape" (11.5 per cent). Secondly, the number of cyber crime cases prove that we are not refusing to register these cases. While illegal gains were the main motiviation for cyber crimes with 267 cases, revenge was the motivation in 217 cases out of the total 593 cases registered in 2016. While UP accounted for 9.5 per cent of total IPC cases in the country. In 2015, 1,06,282 cases were registered under IPC while 1,08,991 were registered in 2016. Bengaluru topped the list for cyber crimes for the last two years.

The NCRB data also pointed to a rise in crimes against children, with Uttar Pradesh topping this list too, followed by Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

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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