The chart below shows how the rate of violent crimes in Chennai have changed since 2010. To compare how Chennai fares nationally in violent crimes, click here.
The chart below shows how the rate of crimes against women in Chennai have changed since 2010. The crime rate represents the number of crime incidences per 100,000 women in the city.
The following chart shows a comparison of the heinous crimes against women recorded in Chennai to the national average over the past five years. These crimes have been categorized separately since they are more serious in nature. Crime rate represents the number of crime incidences per 100,000 of the population of the city.
The chart below shows how the rate of property crimes in Chennai have changed since 2010. Crime rate represents the number of crime incidences per 100,000 of the population of the city.
The chart below shows how the rate of economic crimes in Chennai have changed since 2010. Crime rate represents the number of crime incidences per 100,000 of the population of the city. Please note that forgery as a crime was only recorded in 2014.
The following table shows the major crimes in Chennai that fall under our four categories. This is, of course, not an exhaustive list, but describes a fair proportion of the serious crimes in Chennai. If you wish to see the complete crime table, you can go here.
|Cruelty by husband or his relatives||Crime Against Women||2.9||5.3||5.5||5.1||7.0|
|Dowry deaths||Crime Against Women||0.4||0.5||0.3||0.3||0.2|
|Rape||Crime Against Women||1.1||1.8||2.2||1.9||1.5|
|Sexual harassment and molestation of women||Crime Against Women||1.6||4.5||5.4||4.9||5.0|
|Criminal breach of trust||Economic Crime||0.3||0.3||0.6||0.1||0.1|
|Auto theft||Property Crime||3.6||4.9||3.0||3.4||2.9|
|Other theft||Property Crime||20.3||28.1||21.9||15.8||14.6|
|Attempt to commit murder||Violent Crime||2.5||3.8||2.5||2.3||2.6|
|Culpable homicide not amounting to murder||Violent Crime||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0|
|Kidnapping & abduction||Violent Crime||0.7||0.6||1.0||0.7||0.4|
From 2010 to 2012, the Bureau recorded rates for crimes against women using the total population. This does not reflect the true picture. Hence, we did our own computation of crime rates for all crimes against women using the population of women as per the 2011 Census provisional population totals[xls].
We have also added a new category for crimes against women: 'Sexual harassment and molestation of women' . This is because of the lack of consistency in the way the Bureau reports sexual crimes against women that are not rape i.e. Section 354 and Section 509. In 2010 and 2011, crimes recorded under these sections were reported as 'Molestation' and 'Sexual harassment' respectively. The following years, they were reported as 'Assault on women with intent to outrage modesty' and 'Insult to the modesty of women'.
We first standardized the nomenclature across all years. Section 354 crimes were named 'Assault on women with intent to outrage modesty' and Section 509 crimes were placed under the 'Insult to the modesty of women' head.
We then added our new category 'Sexual harassment and molestation of women' by adding the number of incidences for crimes under the aforementioned two sections. We then calculated the crime rate for this new composite category using the 2011 Census population numbers.