Monday, January 24, 2011

Bangalore emerges as '420 City' of India

Here is some disturbing news for Bangaloreans. India's Silicon City has now earned the dubious tag of '420 City'. Besides, it is the number two crime city in India, next only to Delhi, with 32,380 criminal cases being registered in the Police District of Bangalore in 2009. Delhi city has recorded 45,247 criminal cases.

"Bengaluru has reported the highest (Delhi excluded) incidence of IPC crimes during 2009," says the latest edition of 'Crime in India' report released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). "Bengaluru reported the highest incidence of Preparation and Assembly for Dacoity and Cheating (Section 420 IPC) cases," the report added.

Statistics reveal that as many as 32,380 criminal cases were registered under various sections of the IPC in Bangalore in 2009. Of this 3,007 were cases of cheating. Mumbai follows closely with 31,262 criminal cases.

In fact, Ahmedabad, which comes third in the list, had registered only 20,726 cases. "The cities of Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai have accounted for 13.2%, 9.4% and 9.1% respectively of the total crimes reported from 35 mega cities," the Crime in India 2009 report said.

Bangalore also topped in the number of cases registered under the Information Technology Act. Of the 178 cases reported under the IT Act, 97 were registered in Bangalore followed by 10 in Ahmedabad; six each in Bhopal, Coimbatore and Kochi and, five each in Delhi, Indore, Ludhiana and Pune.


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