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PHOTOS: India's safest and unsafe cities

Last updated on: December 9, 2011 09:14 IST

PHOTOS: India's safest and unsafe cities

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Safest Cities:

A survey conducted to find out the safest cities in India has thrown up some interesting results. The survey was carried out by 99acres.com, a real estate portal, and YouGov, an international internet-based market research firm.

As part of the online survey done between August 23 and September 28, more than 6,000 respondents were asked to rate a particular city on various parameters, like crime rate, law enforcement, terror attacks to name a few, if they are residents or recent visitors to the said city.

With low crime rates, Chandigarh, the dream city of India's first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru, has been ranked as the safest Indian city.

Chandigarh is known as one of the best experiments in urban planning and modern architecture in India.

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Image: Chandigarh
Photographs: Reuters

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'Vadodara second safest city in the country'

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Vadodara has emerged as the second safest city in the country after Chandigarh and first in Gujarat in an online survey of 37 cities conducted by a global market research firm.

"This web site took several parameters in consideration before endorsing Vadodara as the second safest city in the country," Vadodara police commissioner Satish Sharma told PTI.

Devising a system for monitoring response to complaints, intense patrolling besides increased number of police control vans are some of the factors that went in favour of the city, he said.

As per the police records of 2009, the murder rate for population of one lakh in the city stood at 1.6 as against the average of 2.7 of all Indian cities, while it was 1.7 in comparison with the national average of 2.7 in attempt-to-murder cases.

With addition of 56 police sub inspectors in the police force and filling up of vacant posts of deputy superintendent of police, there will be further improvement on the law and order front, Sharma said.

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Photographs: Reuters

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Safest city: Shimla at number three

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The state capital of Himachal Pradesh, with a population around 1.6 lakh, Shimla has been rated among the top three cities in human and civil rights and safety parameters.

Shimla is arguably one of the most visited hill stations of India. 

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Image: A 103-year-old steam engine runs on the 105-year-old Shimla-Kalka railway track.
Photographs: Reuters

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Meerut most unsafe city in India: Survey

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Unsafe cities:

Respondents of the survey ranked Meerut in Uttar Pradesh as the most unsafe city in India. The city performed poorly across most of the parameters in the survey.

Meerut has been placed at the bottom of the lists of many segments such as education, safety, human rights, culture and finance.

As of 2009, Meerut has a crime rate of 208.6, higher than the state average of 88.4 and the national average of 181.4.

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'Kanpur an unsafe city'

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Yet another city in Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur, along with Meerut and Patna, has emerged as one of the most unsafe cities in the country.

With rising crime rates the city received a very low rating in the survey.The city performed poorly across many of the parameters in the study.

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Image: Kanpur
Photographs: Reuters

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Patna among top three unsafe cities

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The online survey with more than 6000 respondents rated Patna as one of the most unsafe cities in India.

According to the survey, 11 percent respondents said that Patna has the least attractive citizens. Patna, the capital of Bihar, has been infamous for suffering high levels of violence.


Photographs: Reuters
Tags: Patna , India , Bihar

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