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Business News/ Politics / Policy/  Crime against women and children up in Delhi in 2015: NCRB data
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Crime against women and children up in Delhi in 2015: NCRB data

The NCRB data also showed that the Delhi police has the maximum complaints against it across all states and Union territories in India

Even though Delhi is the country’s national capital, it holds the tag of being highly unsafe for women. Photo: iStockphotoPremium
Even though Delhi is the country’s national capital, it holds the tag of being highly unsafe for women. Photo: iStockphoto

New Delhi: Crime against women, children and senior citizens went up in Delhi in 2015 compared to 2014, according to data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

The data released on Wednesday further showed that the Delhi police has the maximum complaints against it across all states and Union territories in India.

Besides, the national capital also recorded an increase in cases related to economic offences and kidnapping.

1. Highest crime among million-plus cities: Among India’s 53 mega cities, Delhi alone accounts for 173,947 incidences of cognizable crimes under the Indian Penal Code (IPC). This is about 25.72%—one in four—of the total 676,086 cases in the 53 cities.

Rank among 53 mega cities: No. 1

2. Complaints against police: The NCRB data also revealed that Delhi holds the record for highest complaints and cases registered against the Delhi police across India. Of the total of 54,916 cases complaints and cases registered against the police in 2015 across India, 12,913 (around 23.51%) were against Delhi Police personnel alone.

Rank across all states and UTs: No. 1

3. Crime against women: Even though Delhi is the country’s national capital, it holds the tag of being highly unsafe for women. There were a total of 17,104 recorded cases of crime against women in 2015 compared to 15,265 in 2014.

Rank across all states and UTs: No. 8

4. Crime against children: Delhi is also unsafe for children. The NCRB data reveals that the city recorded a total of 9,489 crimes against children in 2015 compared to 9,350 in 2014.

Rank across all states and UTs: No. 4

5. Crime against senior citizens: Not just women and children, the national capital is also not a safe place for senior citizens. In 2015, Delhi witnessed increase in crime against senior citizens with 1,248 cases compared to 1,021 cases in 2014.

Rank across all states and UTs: No. 6

6. Economic offences: Delhi is not the financial capital of India but being the national capital it is an important centre for business. The city recorded an increase in economic offences in 2015 with 7,144 cases under IPC in 2015 compared to 5,710 cases in 2014.

Rank across all states and UTs: No. 8

7. Kidnapping and abduction: Delhi is also among the top three states and UTs when it comes to cases related to kidnapping and abduction. As per the NCRB data, there were a total of 7,730 cases in 2015 compared to 7,143 in 2014.

Rank across all states and UTs: No. 3

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Published: 31 Aug 2016, 12:18 PM IST
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