2016 another terrible year for Delhi's women
NEW DELHI: Crime against women remains a major concern in the national Capital, as the NCRB report 'Crime In India (Metropolitan Cities), 2016' shows that of all the crimes against women reported in 19 metropolitan cities, 33 per cent cases came from Delhi.
Stating that numerous steps have been taken by them to curb crime against woman, data by Delhi Police stated that 3,672 accused were
arrested for involvement in rape cases between 2016 and August 2017, and more than 6,000 people were arrested for molestation.
According to the NCRB data, Delhi registered 33 per cent (13,803 cases) of the 41,761 cases of crimes against women, filed in 19 metropolitan cities in 2016. Mumbai, with 5,128 cases (12.3 per cent), was second.
Delhi also reported the highest crime rate (182.1), compared to the national average rate of 77.2.
The cases registered in Delhi included 144 of dowry deaths, 3,645 of cruelty by husband or his relatives, 3,364 kidnapping and/or abduction of women, 1,996 of rape and 79 of gang-rape.
Last year saw as many as 7,963 cases wherein charge-sheets were submitted, 12,334 which were disposed of by police and 19,592 which were pending in investigation.
The city police also arrested over 11,000 persons for their involvement in crime against women.
Of these, more than 8,000 were charge-sheeted and over 800 among these were convicted.
Delhi Police also registered 29 cases of attempt to rape, 23 cases of unnatural offences, 3,746 of assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty, 41 of voyeurism and 669 of stalking.
Moreover, 18,127 cases of crime against women were pending in investigation from the previous year, i.e. 2015, in the Capital.
The data further claimed that among crimes against children in 2016 in Delhi, 111 cases were of unnatural offences on minor children, 1,374 cases were of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, charge-sheets were submitted in 1,896 cases, 6,704 cases were disposed of by police and 7,860 cases were pending in investigation at the end of the year.
Additionally, out of 382 cases of crimes reported against foreign nationals across the country, 154 cases were from Delhi.