Legal Crimes up 3% in 2017, kidnapping on rise, murder cases decline: NCRB report Updated : October 22, 2019 09:21 AM IST There was an increase of 3.6 percent in criminal cases in 2017 compared to the year before when 50 lakh cases of cognisable offences were lodged across India, as per the latest NCRB data. Kidnapping and abduction cases rose 9 percent in 2017, with 95,893 cases registered against 88,008 in 2016, the NCRB data said. Fraudulent transactions and sexual exploitation were the most reported cybercrimes in India in 2017, according to the NCRB. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.