NCRB 2017 report: Murders, rapes on decline; kidnappings on rise in India

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  21 Oct 2019 6:49 PM GMT
NCRB 2017 report: Murders, rapes on decline; kidnappings on rise in India


  • Delhi reported highest number of rapes in the country 1168
  • Indore has highest rate of rapes in the country
  • Chennai, Coimbatore, Kolkata and Hyderabad are safe cities for women

New Delhi: National Crime Records Bureau 2017 statistics released by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday revealed that while murders are on the decline in the country the kidnappings increased when compared to 2016.

NCRB report 2017 that was held back for more than two years were finally released. Despite rapes are on decline too slightly in 2017 data shows that around 33658 women were raped in the country. Highest number of rape cases were reported in Madhya Pradesh followed by Uttar Pradesh.

The country has reported 50 lakh cognizable crimes including 30 lakh IPC offences and 19.4 lakh of special and local laws crimes were registered in 2017, showing an increase of 3.6 per cent. In 2017, registration of cases under the Indian Penal Code had increased by 3 % and SLL crimes by 4.8 per cent revealed NCRB report.

India has reported 86,000 cases of assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty.

A total of 28,653 cases of murder were registered during 2017, showing a decline of 5.9 per cent over 2016. Disputes, Personal vendetta or enmity’ and gain are the main motives behind the murders. Around 95,893 cases of kidnapping and abduction were registered during 2017, showing an increase of nine Per cent over 2016. Most victims of kidnapping are women.

NCRB report 2017 executive summary

NCRB report 2017 says that the majority of cases under crimes against women out of total IPC crimes against women were registered under ‘Cruelty by Husband or His Relatives’ 33 %) followed by ‘Assault on Women with Intent to Outrage her Modesty’ (27.3%), ‘Kidnapping & Abduction of Women’ (21.0%) and ‘Rape’ (10.3%).

Crime against Children

In percentage terms, major crime heads under ‘Crime Against Children’ during 2017 were kidnapping & abduction (42.0%) and cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (25.3%) including child rape.

Out of three specified categories of economic offences forgery, cheating and fraud accounted for maximum such cases, with 1,27,430 cases, followed by criminal breach of trust and counterfeiting during 2017. During 2017, 56 per cent of cyber-crime cases registered were for the motive of fraud followed by sexual exploitation with 6.7 per cent (and causing disrepute with per cent according to NCRB report 2017.

During 2017, thieves had stolen properties worth Rs. 5,002 Crore were stolen and Properties worth Rs. 1,296 Crore were recovered, accounting for 26 % of recovery of stolen properties.

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