Kolkata is country’s safest metro to live in, yet again
KOLKATA: Kolkata has gained the top spot in the list of the country’s safest cities for the year 2020, with the lowest rate of cognizable offences recorded, according to the just-released 2020 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) crime report.
The Bengal capital, with a score of 129.5, comes on top of the list, which measures cognizable offences recorded per lakh people, followed by Hyderabad (233) Mumbai (318.6) and Bengaluru (401.9). The national average is 810.3.
The NCRB has compared the city with 18 others that have more than two million population. This is the third successive time that the city has been shown as the safest (with a break in 2019, when the bureau cmed that records had reached them late from the state). The city has taken the top position both in terms of IPC cases (crimes covered under the Indian Penal Code) — where it has a score of 109.9 — and cases registered under other state law (SLL crimes), where it has a score of 19.6. Kolkata has also achieved what many cities have been unable to repeat — its IPC crime rate of 2020 has fallen from 139.5 to 109.9. This is a progressive decrease, with the score at 141.2 in 2017 and 159.6 in 2016
Kolkata’s crime rate has been on a downward slide for the past seven years, with the total number of cases declining from 26,161 in 2014 to 18,277 in 2020. The total number of IPC crimes has slid from 17,324 in 2019 to 15,517. The number of SLL cases saw a rise, though: from 2,314 in 2019 to 2,760 in 2020.
The numbers indicate that the city has fared well in containing violent crime, registering only 53 cases of murder and 121 cases of attempt to murder, compared with the 55 and 143 cases reported in 2018.
In comparison, Delhi registered 461 cases of murder and 562 murder attempts, while Mumbai registered 168 murders and 348 attempts. Kolkata also saw 11 rapes, again fewer than the 14 rapes of 2018 and 15 of 2017. There were 160 cases of assaults on women and 37 of sexual harassment. In contrast, Delhi reported 942 assault cases and 322 cases of sexual harassment. Chennai, with 33 cases of assault and 10 cases of sexual assault, was the only better performer among metro cities in this measure.
Thank God BJP is not ruling there! Else it would be at the bottom!
Before criticizing WB govt. led by Ms. Mamta Didi, saffronized their affiliates/outfits leaders should read this article/news, before uttering any more words ag inst WB govt's style of functioning. .
TMC has been successful in bringing peace of the graveyard to Bengal with violent ions and TMC control over all civilian life.
because it is not allowed to register compnt ag inst anyone
Accept the truth and move on. There areso many non-bengali girl students roaming. Ask them and they will say the same that Kolkata is the safest city in our country. So don't spit your venomous here. Give your expect talk somewhere else.
thanks Mamta didi
wow. that's a surprise. garbage BJP has been portraying kolkata under Mta as some terror haven and ISIS stronghold
Won't the number always fall if you don't register most of the cases?
Mta Di has dealt with the rabble rousers with iron hands. Viva Didi!
Probably fake publicity.
Look at the dismal figures for the Gujarat cities. This is the real GUjarat Model
More than 60 % people are Bangladeshi migrant here in WB.
Lol! The Mumtaz begum go nment ensures that crimes committed by her workers and puncture wallahs don't get registered. Might as well cm zero crimes.
What is Ranking of BJP ruled State UP MP BIH cities like Lucknow Agra Kanpur Varanasi Indore Bhopal Patna Jabalpur Stands?
Mera Sonaar Kolkata Sonar Bangla...Didi long live,long live peace and harmony and love among Kolkata People.
I am from UP, western UP and here is my take on safety
All places in the world is equally safe and equally dangerous. As a person, you have to develop that sense of danger.
Everywhere, there are certain places that are risky, certain kind of people that one must avoid at any cost and so on.
Chennai has topped in reporting crimes reason people from northern states are pushing here and commiting crimes, secondly sure or not kolkotta report cases I strongly disagree
How can this be possible, a fear to tread where fools dare, it's a goons paradise, figures have been fudged by the queen, dare anyone change it
A slap on the face of bjp
Poor inference. This could also mean that crimes are not being registered