Kolkata is India’s safest city for second consecutive year
Kolkata emerged as the safest city among 19 Indian cities in 2021, the second year in a row, as per the latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) 2021 report. The Bengal capital had come out on top – or the bottom of an enviable list, whichever way one looks at it – the previous year, too. Kolkata’s crime rate has been sliding for the past seven years, with the total number of cases declining to just 14,591 in 2021 from 18,277 in 2020. There were 26,161 cases in 2014. The total number of IPC crimes has slid from 15, 517 in 2021 to 13,067 in 2021. There were 17,324 cases in 2019. The number of state law crimes, too, has gone down – from 2,760 in 2020 to 1,524 in 2021. 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.