Hyderabad: Overall crime in Telangana decreased compared to the previous year, says the 2018 edition of ‘Crime in India’ report released by the National Crime Records Bureau. Telangana registered 1,33,197 crimes in 2017 which dipped to 1,26,858 the next year. Overall crime includes offences registered under the IPC (Indian Penal Code) and SLL (Special Acts and Local Laws).
Murder cases fall
Between 2016 and 2018, Telangana saw a decrease in the number of murder cases registered. Uttar Pradesh tops the list with 4,018 murder cases registered in 2018, followed by Bihar at 2,934.
Crimes against women down
In comparison to the previous year, crimes against women in Telangana have decreased. Cases reduced to 16,027 in 2018 from 17,521 in the previous year. However, this is an increase over the 2016 figures. Uttar Pradesh ranks first in the crime rate against women at 15.7 %, while Maharashtra is second with a crime rate of 9.4%.
According to the NCRB report, Telangana has the dubious distinction of ranking second in stalking. Maharashtra topped the list of stalking cases with 2,081 cases, followed by Telangana which registered 1,459 such cases. In terms of crime rate (crime committed per one lakh population), Telangana tops the country with a stalking rate of 7.9%, which is way ahead of the national average.
Telangana second in road deaths
In the data revealed by the NCRB report 2018, Telangana is second only to Haryana with a crime incidence rate of 16.4%, while Haryana showed a crime rate of 18.5%. Even though the total number of cases registered under death due to road accidents in Telangana is well below the national average, road accident deaths are on the increase in Telangana because the crime per one lakh population is increasing in the state.
Keeping factors such as the large population in mind, Uttar Pradesh tops the list with the most number of road accident cases in 2018, with 18,623 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 12,342 cases.