The National Crime Records Bureau report for India has just been released and Kolkata has been named the safest city in India for the third time in a row. This honour has been granted to the city after it has recorded the lowest rate of cognizable offences in 2020. In India, crimes like rape, murder and theft are considered cognisable offences. Hyderabad has become the second safest city, followed by Mumbai and Bangalore. On the other hand, Delhi has been ranked the most unsafe city for women. It has recorded the highest number of violent crimes among metropolitan cities.
Kolkata Named Safest City In India, Third Time In A Row
Kolkata bagged an impressive score of 129.5, becoming India’s safest city. Hyderabad, Mumbai and Bangalore have scored 233, 318.6 and 401.9 respectively. According to a Times of India report, Kolkata has witnessed a decline in the crime rate for the last 7 years. There has been a 25% drop in crime in Kolkata from 26,161 in 2014 to 19,682 in 2018.
In 2019, when the city was ranked the safest, Kolkata police commissioner Anuj Sharma had said: “Focused attention of the state government towards creating infrastructure and additional manpower, creation of new police stations, upgrade of vigilance, both human and technological, among other things have helped greatly in the prevention and detection of crime. Various community-relevant programmes have, on one hand, brought the public nearer to the police in the city by creating confidence and by creating awareness among the general public. This has led to better-policing n the city.”
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