Four cars stolen every hour in Delhi in 2016: NCRB

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As per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, total 2,380 cyber crime cases were registered in Maharashtra during 2016.

The national average of crimes against women in states was 55.2.

The Mumbai Police had in 2016 registered 59,072 cases under the Indian Penal Code and the state laws.

Andhra Pradesh stood eight with 16,362 cases.

Hyderabad has emerged as one of the safest cities in the country with the city being ranked 14th in terms of crime rate among 19 metropolitian cities with a population of over 2 million for the year 2016. "Dedicated teams are following up on all the cases to ensure that the guilty are convicted", he said. Delhi accounted for the lion's share of 13,803 cases, the data showed.

The data also shows a rise of 0.8% in the total incidents of "violenct crimes" country-wide. 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.

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The national capital also recorded the highest crime rate of 182.1 compared to the national average of 77.2 and reported the highest number of murders - 479 out of 2,194 cases (21.8 percent), followed by Bengaluru 10.4 percent (229 cases) and Patna 8.9 percent (195 cases).

Crimes committed on the railways also recorded a rise of 10 per cent between 2015 and 2016.

Uttar Pradesh missed the dubious distinction of recording most rape cases in the country by a whisker. Karnataka is on the third rank with 1,101 cases of cyber crimes of the same period. The Congress party has been trying to woo the Dalits, STs and other backward classes of the state in its Gujarat Assembly election campaign by regularly speaking about such atrocities being committees against them allegedly by fringe groups who are patronized by the state's ruling BJP. Bengaluru topped the list for cyber crimes for the last two years. "The figure stood at 944 in 2014".

Among the metropolitan cities covered in the report, Delhi predictably ranked the highest in total number of IPC crimes, registering 38.8 per cent of the total of 2,95,002 IPC crimes registered across 19 such cities that were covered in the report.

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.

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