Country Witnesses 7.6% Increase In Crime Cases Against Kids

Country Witnesses 7.6% Increase In Crime Cases Against KidsMadhya Pradesh registered the maximum number of criminal offenses against kids and the national capital remained on the fourth place.

National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data revealed the figures in its report on Saturday.

According to National Crime Records Bureau, around 22,500 crime cases were recorded during the year 2008.

The figure surged to 24,201 in the year 2009, hinting a growth of 7.6%.

The cases of foeticide witnessed a big augmentation by 68.5%.

In the year 2008, 73 such cases reported, which figure surged to 123 in the year 2009.

Snatchings and kidnappings witnessed an increase of 16.9%.

But, cases of rape of children registered a marginal decline of 1.4% in the year 2009 as against the same period of last year and infanticide fell by 55%.

The state of Madhya Pradesh with 4,646 cases, Uttar Pradesh with 3,085 cases, Maharashtra with 2,894 and Delhi with 2,839 cases accounted for 19.2%, 12.7%, 12% and 11.7% of the cases respectively.

While Delhi recorded an increase in all such cases as against the last year (from 8.2% in the year 2008 to 11.7% in the year 2009) and so did Madhya Pradesh (to 19.2% as against 18.9%), Uttar Pradesh witnessed a fall to 12.7% as against 18.1%.

The percentage of crime cases crimes against kids in the state of Maharashtra stayed the same in 2008 and 2009.