Delhi most unsafe for tourists; 1226 cases lodged against foreigners in India

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Out of the total cases reported, 154 cases were lodged in the national capital, followed by 38 in Maharashtra, 33 in Puducherry and 22 in Goa.

However, several heinous crimes including crimes against women like rape, sexual assault and molestation, have shown an upward swing. Mumbai also had the second highest number of rape cases, at 712 cases, after Delhi that had 1,996 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.

The number of cyber crimes has dipped from 703 in 2014 to 593 in 2016. While UP accounted for 9.5 per cent of total IPC cases in the country.

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Most such cases were reported under the category "Cruelty by Husband or His Relatives", followed by "Assault on Women with Intent to Outrage Her Modesty" and "Kidnapping and Abduction of Women". Overall, it shows an increase of 2.6% in cognizable crime as compared to 2015, from 47,10,676 registered offences to 48,31,515 in 2016.

Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh reported the highest incidence of rape with 4,882 cases (12.5 percent) and 4,816 (12.4 percent) respectively followed by Maharashtra 4,189 (10.7 percent) past year, according to the NCRB data.

Rape cases in the state have increased from 1105 in 2015 to 1278 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.

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Uttar Pradesh missed the dubious distinction of recording most rape cases in the country by a whisker.

However, the cases registered under special and local laws in the state have decreased from 16,496 in 2015 to 11,282 in 2016. Karnataka is on the third rank with 1,101 cases of cyber crimes of the same period. 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.

As per the NCRB, UP was the state where the maximum number of crimes took place previous year, while Delhi reported the highest crime rate.

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