Not only woman, children too unsafe in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Delhi is most unsafe not only for women but also for children, with a whopping 166.9 cases registered for every 100,000 children, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data revealed on Wednesday.

As per the data, crimes against children include offences like murder, infanticide and rape against the country’s population below the age of 18 years.

Of the total 89,423 cases of crime against children registered in the country, the maximum 15,085 cases were registered in Madhya Pradesh during 2014.

But in Delhi the crime rate — determined by the number of cases registered for every 100,000 children — was 166.9 during 2014, the data showed.

According to the data, 9,350 cases of crime were registered in 2014 as compared to 7,199 in 2013 in the national capital.

Other states considered unsafe for children are Goa (330 cases) with the crime rate of 63.5, followed by Uttar Pradesh (14,835 cases) with the crime rate of 16.7 and Mizoram (178 cases) with the crime rate of 48.

In Chandigarh, a total of 208 cases were registered.

The NCRB data also revealed that the most number of rape cases were reported in the national capital in 2014.

The NCRB collates data from all first information reports (FIRs) filed in the police stations across the country.

As per the data, Delhi reported a larger actual number of reported rapes, as well as higher numbers of rapes, proportionate to their populations.

The city reported 1,813 rapes in 2014, up from 1,441 in 2013.

There was a sharp spike between 2013 and 2014 in Mumbai when 607 rape cases were reported last year, up from 391 in 2013.

Hyderabad reported 126 rape cases in 2014.

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