Bengaluru tops country in kidnap for ransom cases, says report

Bengaluru tops country in kidnap for ransom cases, says report

Growing cities are prone to increasing crimes and Bengaluru is no different. The Karnataka capital has joined Delhi and Mumbai to be among the top crime cities in the country.

 According to the 'Crime in India 2015' report prepared by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Bengaluru has reported 35,576 crimes in 2015, which accounts for 5.3% of the total cases reported across the country.

In 2014, Bengaluru had reported 31,892 cases and thus registered a jump of 11.52%. Delhi had reported 1.73 lakh cases in 2015 while Mumbai 42,940 cases.

 In most of the crime heads, Bengaluru is on the top of the list. As many as 188 murders were reported from Bengaluru while Delhi had 464, Patna 232 and Mumbai 169. When it comes to rape, Bengaluru is ranked 11 with 112 cases. Delhi had 1,893 cases while Jaipur stood second with 279 followed by Pune with 266.

 One of the worrying signs for Bengaluru is the statistics on kidnapping for ransom. Though the city does not find itself among the top three in total number of abduction cases, Bengaluru tops the chart with 39 cases for kidnapping for ransom (Section 364A of Indian Penal Code) while Delhi was a close second with 33 cases. Eight women were also abducted in Bengaluru for compelling them for marriage.

 For those owning vehicles, Bengaluru was not a happy city as it came second after Delhi where auto theft was more rampant. While Delhi had 31,302 cases, Bengaluru had 5,346 cases.

People in Bengaluru are also falling prey to frauds more often than those in many other cities. As many as 3,333 such cases were registered in 2015. Delhi and Jabalpur were the only other cities which had more such cases than Bengaluru.

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