Cases of outraging the modesty of women is the second highest in Orissa in the country after New Delhi, says a new report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) released Thursday.
Mumbai ranked second among metropolitan cities in cases of assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty.
Delhi registered 40 per cent (1,996) of the total number of rape cases in the 19 cities and almost 29 per cent cases each of cruelty meted out by husband and his relatives and dowry deaths across the country.
This category has also shown an increasing trend, with the number of cases reported in 2016 standing at 12,317 over 11,592 cases in 2015. Of the 994 rape cases reported in 2016, in 463 cases, the victims were minors. Cases under dacoity have decreased by 4.5 per cent in 2015-16 with 3,795 cases in 2016 as compared to 3,972 in 2015.
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.
According to reports, Uttar Pradesh accounted for 9.5% of total IPC crime reported in the country followed by Madhya Pradesh (8.9%), Maharashtra (8.8%) and Kerala (8.7%).
Kidnapping and abduction of children accounted for 52.3% of the cases followed by cases reported under POCSO (Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences Act) - 34.4%. In Crime against women, Delhi reported highest crime rate of 160.4 in comparison to national average rate of 55.2. Maharashtra reported highest 11,396 cases, followed by UP with 11,335 cases and MP with 8,717 cases. Mumbai also had the second highest number of rape cases, at 712 cases, after Delhi that had 1,996 cases.
In all of India, 40,801 atrocities against Dalits were reported in 2016, up from 38,670 in 2015.
However, a total of 15,379 persons were trafficked during the year including 58.7% children.
The NCRB said that 19 metropolitan cities have been included in the chapters on violent crimes, crime against women, crime against children, juveniles in conflict with law, crime against SC/STs, economic crimes, cyber crimes, crime against senior citizens and disposal of cases by police and court for the first time in its latest publication covering 2 million population. Most cyber crimes in city Mumbai tops the list when it comes to cyber crimes recording 23.5 per cent of all such cases in the country. Maharashtra topped the list with 12 such deaths while poll-bound Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh have reported 9 such deaths in custody.