Delhi reported the highest crime rate of 974 per lakh population, followed by Kerala at 727 per lakh while the highest number of crime overall was reported by Uttar Pradesh, followed by Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, according to the National Crime Records Bureau's annual crime data.
Cyber crime has witnessed a rapid increase as the State registered 616 cases in 2016 when compared to 536 cases in 2015 and the NCRB report has put the AP in the sixth place in the list of States with highest cyber-crime cases.
Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh are the top three states, with 9,657 kidnapping and abduction cases in UP, 7,956 in Maharashtra and 6,016 in Madhya Pradesh.
Since a year ago, the total number of crimes in the country has increased by 2.6%, with Delhi reporting the highest crime rate of 974.9 under IPC crimes followed by Kerala (727.6) and Madhya Pradesh (337.9) against the national average of 233.6. Though the rape cases saw a marginal decline in AP previous year, the NCRB data have highlighted another dubious trend. The total number of cases in 2015 was 6,276 and in 2016, the number is 6,568 - an increase by 4.7%. However, the number of cases reported has come down by 10.6% from 2015. "Comparatively, Karnataka reported 1,869 such incidents, accounting for just 4.3 per cent of all such crimes in the country", the Indian Express report said. In Crime against women, Delhi reported highest crime rate of 160.4 in comparison to national average rate of 55.2.
Maharashtra reported the highest number of missing persons (94,919 - 17.2%) out of the total of 5,49,008 persons (2,34,334 males and 3,14,674 females). In all, 1,226 crimes were registered against foreigners from 47 countries in 2016.
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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 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.
Other crimes in which the state has alarming figures are assault with intent to disrobe (highest in country), human trafficking (third highest) and robbery (highest).
Murder, kidnapping, abduction, crimes against women and offence against property are a few heads where the city stands at number one.