As per news reports, this is the third time that Kolkata has occupied the position of the safest city according to NCRB data, with 2019 being an exception because, the bureau said, the state records reached it late. Mirror Now Digital reported that although Kolkata fared well in containing violent crime as well as other types of cases, the incidence of “hurt cases” was high and the city topped national figures in this respect. It was, however, still lower than what had been recorded in 2018. In fact, according to the Times of India report, Kolkata’s crime rate has been seeing a decline for the past seven years. The report added that the achievement with declining crime rates is to be credited to “cutting-edge technology”, quoting a top officer from Lalbazar.
Delhi, on the other hand, is the most unsafe city for women, with the most number of crimes committed against them. It also had the highest number of violent crimes among the metropolitan cities. This stands even though the overall crime rate dipped in the city, partly due to the Covid-19 pandemic, reported The Indian Express.However, the fourth edition of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Safe Cities Index 2021 have only New Delhi and Mumbai in the top 50. Copenhagen came in first place, followed by Toronto and Singapore. Next came Sydney, Tokyo and Amsterdam.