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Delhi most unsafe, tops crime chart among 19 major cities


Eleven cases of murder and 12 rapes were registered against foreigners in 2016 all over India. It says almost 40% (1,996) of the total (4,935) rape cases in 19 metropolitan cities were reported from Delhi and out of the total 41,761 cases of crimes against women, 33% (13,803) were reported from Delhi.

Incidentally, Delhi also reported the maximum number of cases of heinous crimes such as murder, kidnapping, abduction, and economic offences. After Madhya Pradesh, it is Uttar Pradesh which is on second position in rape cases.

Uttar Pradesh accounted for 9.5 percent of total Indian Penal Code (IPC) crimes reported in the country followed by Madhya Pradesh (8.9 percent), Maharashtra (8.8 percent) and Kerala (8.7 percent), while Delhi reported the highest crime rate, or incidents per 100,000 persons at 974.9 followed by Kerala at 727.6 and Madhya Pradesh at 337.9 against the national average of 233.6. Up from 26 cases in 2015, a year ago saw 48 cases of crimes against senior citizens in the UT. The total number of cases in 2015 was 6,276 and in 2016, the number is 6,568 - an increase by 4.7%.

The city 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). Of the 994 rape cases reported in 2016, in 463 cases, the victims were minors.


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). Maharashtra reported highest 11,396 cases, followed by UP with 11,335 cases and MP with 8,717 cases.

This year, a total of 8,132 cases of human trafficking were reported in the country with West Bengal reporting the highest number of cases (3,579) sharing almost 44% of the total cases followed by Rajasthan (1,422) sharing 17.9% of such cases in the country. The rate for violent crime in Mumbai stands at 33.1 cases per lakh as against the average of 40.6 in the top metropolitan cities of the country. A total of 2.23 lakh criminal offences were registered with the railway police previous year, up from 1.96 lakh in 2015.

Among the other states, Uttar Pradesh (UP) recorded the highest number of serious offences like murder. Under the head crime against women in metropolitan cities, as many as 1055 cases have been reported from Indore.

In terms of kidnapping and abduction also, Delhi reported the maximum number of cases at 5,453 or 48.3 per cent in 2016 followed by Mumbai with 1,876 cases or 16.6 per cent, and Bengaluru with 879 cases or 7.8 per cent.

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