Crime Capital: Delhi records 39% of offences in metros

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NEW DELHI: Delhi was unable to get rid of the tag of being the country’s ‘crime capital’ in 2016 as well.

  • Data released by the National Crime Records Bureau on Thursday showed that among metropolitan cities, Delhi City accounted for 38.8% of the crimes reported under the Indian Penal Code. Bengaluru and Mumbai were placed second and third, with 8.9% and 7.7% of the cases, respectively.
  • With 21.8% share of reported homicides (479 of 2,194 cases), the capital recorded the most murders, more than Bengaluru (10.4%, 229 cases) and Patna (8.9%, 195 cases).
  • Of the 41,761 cases of crime against women, 13,803 took place in Delhi, implying a 33% incidence. Mumbai comparably was kinder to women with 5,128 cases or 12.3% of the total. Almost 40% of the rapes took place in the capital, as also nearly 29% of cases related to dowry deaths and cruelty by husband or his relatives.

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Source:- Times Of India

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