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October 25, 2019

Kolkata safest city, says NCRB report

Kolkata safest city, says NCRB report

Kolkata has emerged as the safest among 19 Indian cities, including the metros, in crimes committed per lakh population, according to the latest report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) published recently.

The crimes per lakh people fell from 159.6 in 2016 to 141.2 in 2017, which is significantly better than the national average of 469.2 for the 19 cities with a population of 20 lakh or more.

The city’s crime rate has, in fact, been on a downward slide for the past four years, with the total number of cases declining from 26,161 in 2014 to 19,925 in 2017, a decline of 31.3 per cent.

This dip in the crime rate is a result of improved policing following increased focus on infrastructure development, training and better manpower in the city police force.