40 pc of crimes against senior citizens in 2014-16 in Maha, MP

According to a home ministry statistics, the national capital was still among the top seven states in such crimes though it recorded a decline in 2016.

Greater Kashmir
New Delhi, Publish Date: Mar 19 2018 12:37AM | Updated Date: Mar 19 2018 12:37AM
40 pc of crimes against senior citizens in 2014-16 in Maha, MP

Nearly 40 per cent of crimes against senior citizens in the country between 2014 and 2016 were reported from two states of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, government data shows.

According to a home ministry statistics, the national capital was still among the top seven states in such crimes though it recorded a decline in 2016.

As many as 7,419 cases of such crimes were registered in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh taken together in 2014, which is 39.64 per cent of the total 18,714 cases filed in the country that year, the statistics show.

In 2015, out of 20,532 cases of crimes against senior citizens across India, 39.04 per cent were filed in the two of the geographically largest states, a home ministry official said, quoting the statistics incorporated in the report 'Crimes in India'. The number of such cases further increased in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh in 2016 with 40.03 per cent of the total 21,410 cases in the country were registered there.

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