NEW DELHI: The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data released on Monday showed that more than 16,648 violent crimes took place in Delhi in 2016, with kidnapping, abduction and robbery being the most committed crimes last year.
6,619 cases of kidnapping and/or abduction were reported, while robbery cases stood at 4,761. The list of violent crimes also includes more than 2,000 rape cases and 528 cases of murder.
The city also registered 162 cases of dowry deaths, 646 cases of attempt to murder was 646 and 845 cases of attempt to culpable homicide.
The NCRB report, titled 'Crime In India (Metropolitan cities), 2016', showed that Delhi topped the list of metrolpolitan 19 cities, and accounted for 38.8 per cent of total Indian Penal Code (IPC) crimes.
It was followed by Bengaluru (8.9 per cent) and Mumbai (7.7 per cent).
The most cases under offences affecting the human body were reported from Delhi (25 per cent), followed by Mumbai (10.8 per cent) and Bengaluru (8.5 per cent).
City-wise data revealed that the highest number of cases of crime against children also came from Delhi (7,392 cases), followed by Mumbai (3,400 cases) and Bengaluru (1,333 cases).
In 2016, The highest number of cases of juveniles in conflict with law also came from Delhi (35.6 per cent), followed by Mumbai (14.2 per cent) and Pune (11.3 per cent).
With 479 cases, Delhi also reported the highest number of murder cases, i.e. 21.8 per cent of all murder cases in 2016, followed by Bengaluru with 10.4 per cent (229 cases) and Patna with 8.9 per cent (195 cases).
With respect to crime against senior citizens, Delhi (642 cases) recorded 18 per cent of all cases and was second only to Mumbai's 34.2 per cent (1,218 cases). Ahmedabad (362 cases) with 10.2 per cent of all such cases came third.
Delhi (5,942 cases) also reported the maximum number of cases under economic offences, accounting for 19.3 per cent, and was followed by Jaipur (4,742 cases) and Mumbai (4,191 cases), each accounting for 15.4 per cent and 13.6 per cent, respectively, in 2016.
Out of 1,94,558 theft cases filed in 2016, 74,293 cases (38.2 per cent) were of auto theft cases. Of these, Delhi (37,147 cases) had the maximum cases of auto theft, followed by Bengaluru (5,843 cases) and Jaipur (5,271 cases).
The highest number of cases under investigation in 2016 were in Delhi (3,14,587 cases), followed by Mumbai with 1,07,079 cases and Bengaluru with 64,771 cases.
During this period, the maximum number of cases under trial were in Mumbai (2,21,412 cases), followed by 1,90,876 cases in Delhi and 1,36,612 in Pune.