More than 1,00000 crimes against children reported in 2016

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More than 1,00000 crimes against children reported in 2016

Crime rate is defined as crime cases per 1 lakh of population.

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).

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 Mumbai Police had in 2016 registered 59,072 cases under the Indian Penal Code and the state laws.

Overall, rape cases saw an increase of 12.4 percent from 34,651 cases in the country in 2015 to 38,947 in 2016.

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 a year ago. With a total of 42,468 cases, it has a crime rate of 35.2, which is higher than the national average of 33.7.

In 2016, the Mumbai Police had registered 6,096 crimes that are classified as violent crimes. As many as 1,123 murders were reported in AP previous year as against 1,099 in 2015. Out of the 23,117 persons who were rescued during the year, children made 61.3% of the victims (including victims of 2015).

The national database on crime says that in 2016 Orissa reported 8,252 cases (crime rate 39.1) of assault on women with intent to outrage their modesty.

Among states, Maharashtra now ranks third behind Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

According to NCRB's 2015 annual report, states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra topped the figures as road rage data was used only for number of cases "causing injuries under rash driving/road rage".

Maharashtra accounted for 19.3 per cent of all cyber crime cases registered in the country past year, with 2,380 cases. However, 159 more rape cases were also registered in the rural areas of Delhi, taking the total number of rape cases in the entire national capital territory to 2,155.

In all, courts in the state convicted 92,688 people a year ago and 1.8 lakh individuals.

According to the data, the IPC crimes have increased by 0.9 per cent (from 29,49,400 in 2015 to 29,75,711 in 2016) while SLL crimes increased by 5.4 per cent (from 17,61,276 in 2015 to 18,55,804 in 2016). A total of 2.23 lakh criminal offences were registered with the railway police a year ago, up from 1.96 lakh in 2015.

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