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City saw sharp rise in juvenile crimes in 2016: NCRB report

City saw sharp rise in juvenile crimes in 2016: NCRB report

Crimes against foreign nationals increased in India in 2016 in comparison to 2015, according to data released recently by India's National Crime Records Bureau.

Cyber crime has witnessed a rapid increase as the State registered 616 cases in 2016 when compared to 536 cases in 2015 and the NCRB report has put the AP in the sixth place in the list of States with highest cyber-crime cases. Additionally, there were 7,956 cases of kidnapping in the state past year, behind only Delhi.

Uttar Pradesh accounted for 9.5 per cent of total IPC crimes reported in the country followed by Madhya Pradesh (8.9 per cent), Maharashtra (8.8 per cent) and Kerala (8.7 per cent). Maharashtra is also second only to Delhi in cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, with 4,815 incidents previous year.

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. The city had seen 107 cases of juvenile delinquency in 2014 and 128 in 2015.

Total 84,746 cases of assault on women with intent to outrage modesty were reported in 2016.

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

The state of Uttar Pradesh reported the highest number of cases (2,639) of cyber crimes accounting for 21.4% followed by Maharashtra with 19.3% (2,380 cases) and Karnataka with 8.9% (1101 cases).

Goa saw a high number of cheating cases while Delhi had more forgery incidents. The next highest incidence was recorded in Maharashtra, at nearly 10 per cent, while Puducherry witnessed 8.6 per cent of such crimes. With 5,453 cases of kidnapping and abduction, the city beat Mumbai and Bengaluru, which recorded 1,876 and 879 cases, respectively.

According to the report for 2016, covering 19 cities with a population above two million, Delhi reported 33 per cent (13,803 cases of 41,761) of crimes against women past year.

Of the total crimes, 29,75,711 are those registered under Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 18,55,804 under Special and Local Laws (SLL), the NCRB data said.

Uttar Pradesh has reported the maximum number of arms seizure (27,189) followed by Madhya Pradesh (8,019) and Rajasthan (5,757 Arms) during 2016.

Delhi city topped all of NCRB crime categories - kidnapping and abduction, murder, rape, cruelty by husband and his relatives, dowry deaths, juveniles in conflict with law, economic offences - apart from cyber crimes.