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Delhi reports highest number of rapes in country, Kolkata reports lowest among 19 Indian metros : Tribune IndiaNews JANI

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Kolkata, 30 August

According to the latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report, Kolkata had the lowest number of rapes among the 19 metropolitan cities in India last year.

Kolkata saw 11 rapes in 2021, while Delhi saw 1,226 rapes – the highest in the country.

Delhi is followed by Jaipur where 502 rape cases have been registered, while in Mumbai, 364 cases of rape have been registered under Section 376 of the IPC.

Along with Kolkata, at the bottom of the chart were Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu with 12 rape cases and Patna where 30 cases were recorded.

Among other metros, 165 cases were reported in Indore in Madhya Pradesh, 117 in Bengaluru, 116 in Hyderabad and 115 in Nagpur in Maharashtra.

These 19 cities are expected to witness 3,208 rapes in 2021, according to the NCRB.

Kolkata was also among the cities where no attempted rape cases were registered.

Kolkata saw 14 rapes in 2019, compared to 11 in 2020.

Among other states, Rajasthan had the highest number of rape cases last year at 6,337, while Nagaland had the lowest number of four cases. 1,123 cases of rape occurred in West Bengal.

In all, a total of 31,677 rapes took place in India last year, of which 31,878 were victims.

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