Maharashtra second top state after Uttar Pradesh in cyber crime

Maharashtra second top state after Uttar Pradesh in cyber crime

Delhi topped the crime chart for cities with a share of almost 40 per cent of the total crimes (under IPC) reported in 2016, a National Crime Records Bureau report released on Thursday said.

The national average of crimes against women in states was 55.2. While Delhi reported around 15,297 cases, Mumbai reported around 6,096 cases followed by Patna with 4,547 cases.

The NCRB has also introduced several new sections to its annual Crime in India report this year; publishing data on 19 metropolitan cities with a population of over 2 million, data on missing persons & children, Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN), and arms seizure. "Dedicated teams are following up on all the cases to ensure that the guilty are convicted", he said. It accounted for 40% of rape cases committed in the metros. This number is a 12 per cent decrease from 2015 when a total of 66,676 cases were registered. Singh. As per the NCRB data, the total number of cyber crime cases registered under Information Technology (IT) Act in Maharashtra in 2016, were 359.

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Rape cases in the state have increased from 1105 in 2015 to 1278 in 2016. UP is also national leader when it came to crimes against women- 49,262 cases or 14.5% were reported in the state.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led Madhya Pradesh, where the BJP has been in power since 2003, has once again reported an increase in rape cases and also been ranked the highest among all states when it came to incidence of rape.

Uttar Pradesh recorded 9.5% of the total IPC crime reports in the country, followed by Madhya Pradesh (8.9%), Maharashtra (8.8%) and Kerala (8.7%). Only Uttar Pradesh, with 2,639 cases, reported more offences. Rajasthan accounted for 18.2 per cent of these cases (1,195) while Odisha was ranked third with 10.4 per cent cases (681). Andhra Pradesh with 2335 cases topped the list with Karnataka recording the second highest number of cases with 1869. "Maharashtra is a vast state where the pace of digitisation is faster than other states". The overall figure of missing persons (adults and minors) stood at 5,49, 008 for 2016. Bengaluru topped the list for cyber crimes for the last two years. Though the youngest state in the country stands 11th among all the states in terms of number of cases registered, the crime rate is still very high as indicated by the sixth position it occupies.

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