With 13.6 per cent rise from 2015, crimes against children have mounted to 1,06,958 cases in 2016, according to the statistical report by National Crime Records Bureau. Released by Union Minister Rajnath Singh on November 30, 2017, Crimes in India 2016 Report points out that Juveniles in conflict with the law, cybercrime, crimes against women, and crimes against SC/STs have witnessed a rise in comparison to previous year, while Rioting is the only crime that has been decreased in 2016.
Under Crime against women, Uttar Pradesh has maintained top positions with the maximum number of cases in all crime heads including cruelty by husband, assault on women with intent to outrage modesty, rape and abduction. The national capital has been on a rise with the highest crime rate of 160.4 in comparison to a national average of 55.2. Under human trafficking, West Bengal has been the hub of the crime with 44 per cent of total cases recorded here.
It is the first time that NCRB has crime heads like Missing Persons and children, Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN), Seizures of Arms and Ammunitions, and cases recorded by Railway Police Force its report. Under seizures of arms by CPOs and CAPFs, a total of 1,06,900 ammunition and 56,516 arms have been seized.
Sources: NCRB Website