Uttar Pradesh topped the list of states with most number of crimes against women, according to the annual report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for 2017. Assam, on the other hand, registered the highest total rate of crime against women.
It’s not a surprise as Delhi has lived upto its expectations. Lucknow topped the charts with the highest total rate of crime.
With 5,562 cases, the highest number of rape incidents were reported from Madhya Pradesh of which 3,082 victims were minor. Uttar Pradesh has the second highest number of cases at 4,246 with 1,560 minor victims.
A total of 1,00,555 (23,814 male and 76,741 female) victims were reported kidnapped or abducted. Of these, 56,622 (14,296 male and 42,326 female) victims were children and 43,933 (9,518 male and 34,415 female) were adult in 2017. As per Supreme Court directions, in cases of complaints related to missing children, the police have to file an FIR with an initial presumption of either abduction or trafficking, and standard operating procedure of the same has to be taken.
According to the report, among the metropolitan cities Delhi is records the highest cases of kidnapping and abduction with 5,203 cases, followed by Mumbai (2,159) and Bengaluru (1,050). The rate of kidnappings per one lakh population is highest in Delhi (31.9), Indore (30.9) and Patna (26.5).