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    Published On : Tue, Dec 22nd, 2020

    Killer Distinction : Nagpur ranks second in murders across India; stands just behind Patna, says NCRB report

    Nagpur: In a shocking revelation that adds a notorious tag to the crime fabric of Nagpur, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in its report has put the city at second spot in the highest number of murders committed per one lakh population, as per the data for 2019. For the same year, Patna, the capital of Bihar, tops the list. Patna has 4.7 murders per one lakh population, while Nagpur has 3.6 murders per one lakh population. In Delhi, the rate is 3.1, in Jaipur it is 3.0 and in Lucknow it is 2.6.

    Mumbai and Pune are among the top 20 cities in the country in this regard. Pune is 13th and Mumbai is 17th. In Pune, there are 1.5 murder cases per one lakh population. In metropolitan Mumbai, the figure is just 0.9.

    The report came as a shock for the Nagpur Police officials as the data tabled by the city police shows otherwise. From 112 murders in 2011 to 95 murders in 2016, Nagpur has been witnessing a significant drop in crime with every year passing by. In fact in 2019, the city reported 90 murders. Besides, from over 10,000 cases of body offences reported in the city in 2015, Nagpur has witnessed a downfall of such cases to 7,734 in 2019 and around 6,000 such cases reported this year, the figures tabled by the Nagpur Police shows.

    It is pertinent to mention that, the city was ranked dubious second in 2016 data but the position was altered after city police raised an objection. Owing to previous blunders and population constraints, NCRB putting the state Home Minister’s city in second position for murders across the country left city police astounded.

    Underlining the population parameters which compare the current year’s crime rate to decade-old population, a senior official stated that, “Nagpur has been witnessing a significant drop in crime rate and we’ve even tabled data to back our claims,” he said.

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