As per the recent data released by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Kolkata has recorded the least number of sexual harassment cases against women across 19 metro cities in India.
The report added that all the victims that logged complain alleging sexual assault in 2019 in Kolkata were above 18 years. Moreover, the metro city did not record any attempt to rape or sexual harassment case.
As per the data, only 14 cases of sexual assault were recorded in the city in 2019. Like Kolkata, Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore, too, has not reported any sexual harassment case, according to news agency PTI.
Meanwhile, Delhi police registered as many as 12,960 cases of crime against women in 2019. Mumbai police, on the other hand, registered 6,519 cases of crime against women.
Overall, Uttar Pradesh (59,853) topped the list when it comes to the highest number of crimes against women cases. Rajasthan occupies the second spot with 41,550 cases and Maharashtra ranks third with 37,144 cases.
Police say that better and efficient policing is one of the reasons why Kolkata is able to provide a safe environment for women.
The NCRB data further adds that 59 cases of rape were reported in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. Meanwhile, Delhi tops the list at 1,231 rape cases.
Rajasthan has emerged as the most unsafe place for women. Besides increased rapes and assault cases, the state also recorded 18,432 cases of domestic violence.