Delhi most unsafe for tourists; 1226 cases lodged against foreigners in India


The national Capital, which also reported the highest crime rate in the country, accounted for 38.8% of all crimes under the Indian Penal Code reported in cities with population over 2 million.

Madhya Pradesh, which has the fifth highest population in the country, has again earned the dubious distinction of having the highest number of rape cases registered among all States previous year.

A total of 48,31,515 cognisable crimes - which include major crimes like rape, murder, kidnappings and rioting - comprising "29,75,711 IPC crimes" and "18,55,804 Special and Local Laws (SLL)" crimes were reported in 2016.

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However, several heinous crimes including crimes against women like rape, sexual assault and molestation, have shown an upward swing. Conversely, overall crimes against women rose from 3,29,243 in 2015 to 3,38,954 in 2016. Around 89,423 cases were reported in 2014 and 1,06,958 cases in 2016.

It may be noted that of these three states, the BJP was not in power in Uttar Pradesh during the time when these cases were reported as the state had a Samajwadi Party government, led by Akhilesh Yadav in 2016.

The data breakdown reveals that 66 foreigners were booked for cases related to narcotics, 59 in cheating cases, seven for murder and six on rape charges.

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With confiscation of 1,14,751 notes having a face value of Rs 5,65,21,460, Delhi reported the maximum number of seizures, followed by Gujarat (39,725 notes with a face value of Rs 2,37,24,050) and West Bengal (32,869 notes having a face value of Rs 2,32,95,800). In cases of atrocities against SCs too, UP was the worst performer with 10,426 cases.

A total of 61,974 cases of riots and group clashes took place in the country in 2016, down five per cent from the previous year, National Crime Records Bureau data said today.

Bengalureans have a reason to worry - the Silicon City of India has now surpassed Mumbai to become the second-most crime-prone metro in the country.

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