LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh tops the tally of crime data of 2016 released by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). For overall crimes, Uttar Pradesh’s rate is 1,293, more than 10 times its Indian Penal Code (IPC) rate. Delhi’s overall crime rate is 958, about the same as its IPC rate.
Annual data released by NCRB for 2016 indicated that UP topped the list with rising rates of violence such as crime against women and murder. Uttar Pradesh recorded 16.1 per cent of murders (4,889) while Bihar recorded 2,581. UP recorded 49,262 cases of crimes against women, the highest among all other states. West Bengal occupied the second spot with 32,513 cases.
Rape cases also saw a 12.4 per cent increase in 2016; from 34,651 in 2015 to 38,947 in 2016. Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh reported the highest incidence of rapes with 4,882 cases (12.5 per cent ) and 4,816 (12.4 per cent), followed by Maharashtra 4,189 (10.7 per cent) last year, the NCRB data said.
Uttar Pradesh recorded 9.5 per cent of the total IPC crime reports in the country, followed by Madhya Pradesh (8.9 per cent), Maharashtra (8.8 per cent) and Kerala (8.7 per cent).