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Delhi not a safe zone for married women

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637223084, Unsafe street for women

New Delhi: The capital city of India is not a safe zone for married women as figures show it is among the top three cities that have reported maximum cases of cruelty by husband or his relatives.

As per the recently released National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report, Delhi, along with Jaipur and Hyderabad, shares top three positions in cases of cruelty by husband or his relatives against women, crime/atrocities against scheduled castes, economic offences, cybercrime and auto thefts.

Out of the total 12,218 cases of cruelty by husband or his relatives, Jaipur reported 1,008 cases. Delhi was at the top with 3,645 cases and Hyderabad 1,311.

Under crime/atrocities against scheduled castes, Lucknow reported the highest number of cases of atrocities accounting for 16.2 percent (262 cases) followed by Patna with 14.9 percent (241 cases) and Jaipur with 13.5 percent (219 cases) during 2016.

A total of 30,734 economic offence cases were reported in 2016.

In 19 metropolitan cities, out of four specified categories of economic offences, including criminal breach of trust, cheating, forgery and counterfeiting, maximum cases were reported under cheating (25,658 cases), accounting for 83.5 percent during 2016.

In economic offences, Jaipur ranks second with 4,742 cases after New Delhi where 5,942 such cases were reported. Mumbai registered 4,191 cases, accounting for 13.6 percent of such cases during 2016. 

As per the NCRB report, Rajasthan's state capital is also leading in cyber crimes. Mumbai has reported the maximum number of cases under cybercrime, accounting for 23.5 percent (980 cases) followed by Bengaluru 18.3 percent (762 cases) and Jaipur 12.6 percent (532 cases) during 2016.

During 2016, out of the total 1,94,558 cases of theft, 74,293 cases (38.2 percent) were auto theft cases, of which Delhi (37,147 cases) reported the maximum number of cases followed by Bengaluru (5,843 cases) and Jaipur (5,271 cases). 

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