Statistics of shame: Delhi, Mumbai most unsafe Metros - The New Indian Express

Statistics of shame: Delhi, Mumbai most unsafe Metros

Published: 23rd August 2013 02:08 PM

Last Updated: 24th August 2013 07:34 AM

According to National Crime Records Bureau, incidents of rape reported in Mumbai in 2012 were second to Delhi. The two cities together accounted for 817 of the total rapes in the country, approximately 5 times the combined total of Chennai and Kolkata.

City

 

Number of Rapes

 

2012

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

 

Delhi

 

585

 

453

 

414

 

404

 

396

 

Mumbai

 

232

 

221

 

194

 

182

 

218

 

Chennai

 

94

 

76

 

47

 

39

 

35

 

Kolkata

 

68

 

46

 

32

 

42

 

35

 

 

For five consecutive years, from 2012 to 2008, Delhi and Mumbai have remained the most unsafe Metros. An average of 450 rape cases are reported in Delhi every year, while in Mumbai it is 210.

Incidents of rape have been on the rise in all the four Metros from 2008-12. In the capital, cases have almost gone up by 21% from 2011-12, highest for any city in a given year.

(Data based on NCRB report.)

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