Kolkata: Kolkata, the capital of Bengal has once again emerged as the safest city in the country.
According to the report given by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for the year 2021, Kolkata has the least number of incidents of rapes and atrocities against women.
With a score of 103.4 (calculated crimes per one lakh people), Kolkata had maintained its position of being the ‘safest’ city in the last four years. In 2018, 2020 and 2021 Kolkata has been termed as the safest place and in 2019 the NCRB claimed that they didn’t receive any records from the state.
According to the report of NCRB, there has been a good decrease in the crime rate in Kolkata and also IPC crime rate has gone down from 109.9 to 92.6 in 2021.
“There have been 45 murders registered in Bengal last year, 135 attempt to murder cases, 11 rape cases, 1246 theft cases and 127 incidents of atrocities against women,” said the report of NCRB.
On the other hand, it has been learnt that the number of domestic violence is more in Kolkata with 19952 reported cases.
Taking a jibe at the central government, TMC national secretary Abhishek Banerjee said, “HM @AmitShah has a dual task at hand: To teach his son about Nationalism at home and sort the police under his ministry. The abysmal crime rates of Delhi have us all in shock. He should take lessons from the Bengal Model of Governance instead of playing puppeteer with @dir_ed.”
TMC state general secretary and spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said that the BJP had ‘failed’ to curb crimes in their states.
“BJP speaks of a double-engine government but the crime rate seems to be high in BJP-ruled states the number of crimes in the national capital is worrisome. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah instead of maligning Bengal should take care of Delhi and other BJP-ruled states,” said Ghosh.
BJP spokesperson Shamik Bhattacharya however, had claimed that the state government doesn’t give full data to NCRB.
Social activist Nilanjana Chattopadhyay said that she feels ‘proud’ and ‘safe’ whenever she is in Kolkata.
Commissioner of Police Vineet Goyal thanked the people of Kolkata for ‘cooperating’ with the police and also thanked Kolkata Police for their performance to curb the crime rate.