After two fearful murders of senior citizens rocked Mumbai, there is more bad news for residents of this City. According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reports, Mumbai is the most unsafe city in India for senior citizens.
The NCRB data for 2018, released on Thursday, says the number of violent crimes in Mumbai rose from 5,431 in 2017 to 6,169 in 2018.
At 15.6 %, Mumbai’s share of violent crime in 2018 was the second-highest among 19 metropolitan cities.
Mumbai recorded the highest number of crimes against senior citizens, contributing to 24.7 % of all such crimes in Indian metropolitan cities in 2018 – higher than Delhi’s share of 18.2 per cent.
In terms of corruption, Maharashtra recorded 22 % of the total corruption cases in the country in 2018. Odisha was next in line with 11.6 %, followed by Karnataka with 8.9 per cent.
As many as 2,149 women in Maharashtra were victims of rape: 1,524 of them were aged between 18 to 30, 552 between 30 and 45, 62 between 45 and 60, and 11 were older than 60.