Mumbai's crime rate, however, seems to have come down marginally from 362 cases per 1 lakh citizens in 2015 to 320.9 cases in 2016, according to the Crime in India numbers released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
As per the NCRB, UP was the state where the maximum number of crimes took place past year, while Delhi reported the highest crime rate. Uttar Pradesh recorded 14.5% of the cases of crimes committed against women, followed by West Bengal at 9.6%.
A whopping 3737,870 people were arrested in the country in 2016- 3271,262 out of the total were chargesheeted. In contrast, Hyderabad has shown a declining trend with 386 cases being registered in 2014 and 291 cases in 2016. In 2015 too Madhya Pradesh had recorded the highest number of rape cases (4,391) in the country.
Delhi also reported the highest number of kidnappings and abductions - 5,453 cases (48.3 percent) followed by Mumbai with 1,876 cases (16.6 percent) and Bengaluru 879 cases (7.8 percent) during 2016. The percentage share of cyber crimes stood at 4.8% for the State.
The country also reported a rise in rape cases, with an increase of 12.4% from 34,651 cases in 2015 to 38,947 in 2016.
"We have charge sheeted 90 per cent of accused in crimes against women in 2016". The city also recorded ten instances of atrocities against scheduled tribe people which was the same number as Ahmedabad, while only Hyderabad (21) and Jaipur (88) recorded higher numbers of incidences of crime against scheduled tribe people. Majority of cases under this category were reported under sub-heads like "Cruelty by Husband or His Relatives" (32.6 per cent) followed by "Assault on Women with Intent to Outrage her Modesty" (25 per cent), "Kidnapping & Abduction of Women" (19 per cent) and "Rape" (11.5 per cent).
The data also shows a rise of 0.8% in the total incidents of "violenct crimes" country-wide. The ranking was based on the incidence as well as percentage share in the total cases of cyber crimes registered across India previous year. Rajasthan accounted for 18.2 per cent of these cases (1,195) while Odisha was ranked third with 10.4 per cent cases (681). No crimes were recorded under Section 66F (cyber terrorism) in the State.