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Delhi is most unsafe city; B'luru 2nd, Mumbai 3rd

Last updated on: January 21, 2011 14:58 IST

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Delhi has earned the dubious distinction of being the most unsafe metro in the country, topping the list in number of crimes as well as in atrocities on women and children.

According to latest government statistics, Delhi accounted for 13.2 per cent of a total of 3,43,749 crimes reported in 35 mega cities across the country in 2009 followed by Bengaluru (9.4 per cent) and Mumbai (9.1 per cent).

Among cities, the Crime in India 2009 report prepared by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) said, the capital also reported 23.8 per cent (404 out of 1,696) of total rape cases and 38.9 per cent (1,379 out of 3,544) of cases of kidnapping and abduction of women.

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Delhi also reported 15.2 per cent cases (104 out of 684) of dowry deaths and 14.1 per cent cases (491 out of 3,477) of molestation.

"The highest crime rate of 16.0 was reported by Delhi as compared to national average of 2.1 against children," the report said.

According to the report, total number of crimes have shown an increase of 12.4 per cent in 2009 when it reported 66,75,217 cases as against 59,38,104 in 2008.



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An estimated 28,49,025 people were arrested under IPC crimes and 49,02,606 under special and local laws. Overall, 77,51,631 people were arrested under IPC and SLL crimes, it said.

"46.5 per cent of the arrestees belonged to 18-30 years reflecting the drift of younger people taking to crimes. A large chunk of juveniles (64.1 per cent) belonged to the poor families whose annual income was up to Rs 25,000. The share of juveniles hailing from middle income group (Rs 50,000-Rs 2,00,000) was 12.8 per cent," the report said.



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Uttar Pradesh reported the highest incidence of violent crimes accounting for 11.9 per cent of total violent crimes in the country (27,414 out of 2,30,500) followed by Bihar with 10.2 per cent (23,485) and Maharashtra with 9.2 per cent (21,257).

UP reported 14 per cent (4,534 out of 32,369) of total murder cases in the country and 14.3 per cent (4,141 out of 29,038) of attempt to murder cases, it said.



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