Mumbai's crime rate, however, seems to have come down marginally from 362 cases per 1 lakh citizens in 2015 to 320.9 cases in 2016, according to the Crime in India numbers released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
Last year, out of 4,94,404 theft cases reported across the country, 2,13,765 cases were of auto thefts. It was followed by Madhya Pradesh (8.9 per cent), Maharashtra (8.8 per cent) and Kerala (8.7 per cent). The number of cyber crime cases registered under sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) Act, involving computer as medium or target, was 2006 previous year. The rate for violent crime in Mumbai stands at 33.1 cases per lakh as against the average of 40.6 in the top metropolitan cities of the country. While 3,645 cases have been registered in Delhi for cruelty by husband and his relatives, 1,311 such cases were registered in Hyderabad in 2016.
Delhi reported the highest crime rate against women at 160.4% against the national average rate of 55.2%.
"The state Government has resolved to deal sternly with such cases and to protect women", Sarang said.
Overall, rape cases saw an increase of 12.4 percent from 34,651 cases in the country in 2015 to 38,947 in 2016.
The NCRB data also pointed to a rise in crimes against children, with Uttar Pradesh topping this list too, followed by Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Secondly, the number of cyber crime cases prove that we are not refusing to register these cases.
However, the cases registered under special and local laws in the state have decreased from 16,496 in 2015 to 11,282 in 2016.
While Uttar Pradesh reported 4,889 murder cases, the national capital reported almost 40 percent of rape cases. Rajasthan accounted for 18.2 per cent of these cases (1,195) while Odisha was ranked third with 10.4 per cent cases (681). The Congress has also formed a truck with Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani and OBC leader Alpesh Thakore (who has joined the party and is contesting the polls as a Congress candidate) while promising them that, if voted to power in the state, the party would ensure that such crimes do not recur.
The total 1879 and 2195 cyber crime cases, registered under sections of IT Act and IPC Act, were registered in 2014 and 2015 respectively in Maharashtra.