Delhi Recorded 25% of All Crime in Major Cities: NCRB 2015 Report


The number of cases registered for serious offences like rape, murder and theft has shot up in Delhi since 2014. (Photo: Altered by <b>The Quint</b>)
The number of cases registered for serious offences like rape, murder and theft has shot up in Delhi since 2014. (Photo: Altered by The Quint)

Delhi Recorded 25% of All Crime in Major Cities: NCRB 2015 Report

The “Crime in India” statistics for the year 2015 by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) are out.

Even though crimes against women are less in Delhi but as per the statistics, of the 53 mega cities in India (with over one million population), the maximum number of crime cases — over 25 per cent of the total number — were registered in Delhi in 2015.

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The number of violent crimes in Delhi has gone up by significant number as well.

Of the 570 murders in Delhi in 2015, about 85 percent were personal in nature, and 55 were committed using illegal firearms. Most victims were in the 18-60 age group.

In comparison with maximum city Mumbai, there are far more criminal cases in Delhi.

Delhi also leads in the number of kidnappings and abductions in cities across India with 6,630 cases in 2015, even though there isn’t a huge increase in the number. Uttar Pradesh had the highest number of kidnapping cases in the state-wise ranking with almost 12,000 reported cases.

More than 50 percent cases of human trafficking involved minors and close to 90 percent of them were girls trafficked to be forced into prostitution.

According to the NCRB data for 2015, out of 6,877 cases of human trafficking in the country, 3,490 (51 percent) involved children.

Delhi saw a steep rise in the number of kidnapping cases with a 31 percent increase.

According to latest NCRB data, 2015 witnessed 94,172 cases of crimes against children of which 76,345 were either related to sexual offences or involved kidnapping.

Though there was only a minor increase in the number of cases reported against children in Delhi, the number itself is quite high.

There is some rare good news for Delhi in the matter of crimes committed against Scheduled Castes as it reported a reduced number of cases from 2014.

Cases reported against Scheduled Tribes in 2015 were fewer than a fourth of the SC numbers — 10,914 cases countrywide, working out to a rate of 10.5 per 1,00,000 ST population.

Rajasthan saw the highest crime rate of 57.3 against SCs, followed by Andhra Pradesh (52.3), Bihar (38.9) and Madhya Pradesh (36.9) per 1,00,000 population.

Cases of cyber crime dipped to 177 in 2015 against 226 in 2014, even as 56 people were arrested in these cases in Delhi.

The most number of cases in Delhi were recorded in matters of sexual exploitation followed by cases of fraud in credit card and online banking.

The year 2015 has witnessed an overall reduction in crime against women as compared to 2014. Recording a decrease of 3.1 percent, 2015 saw the registration of 3,27,394 cases of crimes against women as compared to 3,37,922 cases in 2014, show figures from the National Crime Records Bureau.

However, Delhi UT didn’t follow the trend in incidence of sexual offences per 1,00,000 women. It not only saw an increase in the number of cases but also was at the top of the charts among all metro cities.

There were 2,199 cases of rape registered in Delhi, in which 90 percent of the accused were found to be known to the victim.

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