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Silvers continue to be soft targets for crime. In fact, according to a report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the states of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh together accounted for 40 per cent of crimes against senior citizens. Here’s the alarming nationwide snapshot.

 

States 2014 2015 2016 Percentage state share to all–India (2016) Rank based on incidence /% share (2016) Mid-year projected senior citizen population (in lakhs) (2016)+ Rate of total cognizable crimes (2016)++ Rank based on crime rate (2016)
Andhra Pradesh 1,852 2,495 2,243 10.5 4 48.3 46.4 4
Arunachal Pradesh 4 7 2 0.0 30 0.6 3.1 25
Assam 0 17 6 0.0 25 20.8 0.3 31
Bihar 496 404 272 1.3 14 77.1 3.5 22
Chhattisgarh 833 1,077 902 4.2 6 20.0 45.0 5
Goa 73 59 43 0.2 21 1.6 26.3 10
Gujarat 372 195 496 2.3 12 47.9 10.4 18
Haryana 310 306 349 1.6 13 21.9 15.9 12
Himachal Pradesh 188 159 233 1.1 15 7.0 33.1 9
Jammu & Kashmir 0 0 0 0.0 9.2 0.0
Jharkhand 12 6 56 0.3 19 23.6 2.4 29
Karnataka 642 742 818 3.8 7 57.9 14.1 14
Kerala 758 551 571 2.7 11 41.9 13.6 15
Madhya Pradesh 3,438 3,456 3,877 18.1 2 57.1 67.9 2
Maharashtra 3,981 4,561 4,694 21.9 1 111.1 42.3 6
Manipur 14 16 6 0.0 26 2.0 3.0 26
Meghalaya 9 6 2 0.0 31 1.4 1.4 30
Mizoram 7 6 15 0.1 23 0.7 21.9 11
Nagaland 0 0 3 0.0 29 1.0 2.9 27
Odisha 382 423 229 1.1 16 39.8 5.7 20
Punjab 158 87 91 0.4 18 28.7 3.2 24
Rajasthan 1,034 685 652 3.0 9 51.1 12.8 17
Sikkim 0 3 4 0.0 27 0.4 9.8 19
Tamil Nadu 2,121 1,947 2,895 13.5 3 75.1 38.5 8
Telangana 422 1,519 1,382 6.5 5 34.1 40.1 7
Tripura 6 12 10 0.0 24 2.9 3.5 23
Uttar Pradesh 420 370 621 2.9 10 154.4 4.0 21
Uttarakhand 1 5 1 0.0 32 9.0 0.1 32
West Bengal 118 125 184 0.9 17 77.4 2.4 28
TOTAL STATE(S) 17,652 19,239 20,657 96.5   1,024.6 20.2  

 

Union Territories 2014 2015 2016 Percentage state share to all–India (2016) Rank based on incidence/ % share (2016) Mid-year projected senior citizen population (in lakhs) (2016)+” Rate of total cognizable crimes (2016)++ Rank based on crime rate (2016)
A & N Islands 12 12 4 0.0 28 0.3 15.7 13
Chandigarh 13 26 48 0.2 20 0.7 71.6 1
D&N Haveli 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 0.0
Daman & Diu 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 0.0
Delhi UT 1,021 1,248 685 3.2 8 11.5 59.7 3
Lakshadweep 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 0.0
Puducherry 16 7 16 0.1 22 1.2 13.3 16
TOTAL UT(S) 1,062 1,293 753 3.5   13.9 54.1  

You can access the entire report at www.ncrb.gov.in

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