MP tops list in rate of crime against senior citizens, kids | bhopal | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Jul 24, 2017-Monday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

MP tops list in rate of crime against senior citizens, kids

Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the state with the highest crime rate against the elderly and the incidents of crime against children in the country, the latest national crime data show.

bhopal Updated: Aug 21, 2015 18:42 IST
Rahul Noronha

Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the state with the highest crime rate against the elderly and the incidents of crime against children in the country, the latest national crime data show.

According to the ‘Crime in India 2014’ report published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Madhya Pradesh has a crime rate of 60.2 — the ratio between crime committed and the population in a given area — against the elderly compared to the national average of 18.3.

The report said Madhya Pradesh recorded the highest incidents of crime against children in the country with 15,085 cases reported in 2014.

Goa has recorded a crime rate of 44.6 against the elderly while Chattisgarh has a rate of 41.6

Among union territories, Delhi has recorded the highest crime rate against senior citizens at 89.

According to the Census, a person of 60 years and above is defined as a senior citizen while a child is anyone under the age of 14.

The data showed that 3,438 crimes were committed against senior citizens in Madhya Pradesh in 2014.

Maharashtra had a lower crime rate of 35.8 with 3,981 crimes being committed against elderly people.

The total cognizable incidents of crimes against senior citizens in the country stand at 18,714.

While Madhya Pradesh accounts for only 5.4% of the elderly population in the country, it accounts for 18.3 % of the crimes committed against them.

According to NCRB, 116 senior citizens were murdered in Madhya Pradesh in 2014.

Senior citizen were victims in 39 cases of attempt to murder, 5 cases of rape and 89 cases of robbery, the data showed.

The group has also emerged as being the victim in 53 cases of cheating. Senior citizens have been victims in 485 cases of assaults, besides 2,889 other cases under the India Penal Code.

The total incidents of crimes against children in the country add up to 89,423.

Madhya Pradesh with 15,085 incidents accounts for 16.9% of the total incidents of crime against children, followed by Uttar Pradesh with 14,835 cases or 16.6% of the total cases.

The population of children in Madhya Pradesh stands at 300.8 lakh while the population of children in the country stands at 4,458 lakh, as per census 2011.

While Madhya Pradesh accounts for 6.7% of the children’s population of the country, the state accounts for 16.9% of the crimes committed against them.

No place for the elderly

3,438 crimes were committed against senior citizens in Madhya Pradesh in 2014

18,714 total cognizable incidents of crimes against senior citizens in the country

116 senior citizens were murdered in Madhya Pradesh in 2014

Senior citizen were victims in 39 cases of attempt to murder, 5 cases of rape and 89 cases of robbery, the data showed