NEW DELHI -- A quarter of the total crimes in Indian cities last year took place in the country's capital, Delhi. This is more than the next six cities put together. According to figures released on Tuesday by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), 1,73,947 crimes were reported in Delhi in 2015, which is 25.7% of the total crimes in India's largest cities. The country has 53 'mega cities'--that is, cities with a population of over 10,00,000 (or 1 million).
These crimes in Delhi last year include 570 murders, 770 attempts to commit murder, 7,730 kidnappings, and 2,199 cases of rape. Delhi contributed to 6.1% of the overall violent crimes in India.
Delhi easily topped the list, and left its closest competitor, Mumbai, far behind. Mumbai contributed to about 6.4% of the total crime in mega cities, closely followed by Bengaluru (5.3%). Other cities with a large volume of crime include Jaipur, Kolkata, Indore, Hyderabad, Patna, Ahmedabad, and Pune.
However, the highest rate of crime took place in Kollam, in Kerala, followed by Delhi and Jodhpur.
Meanwhile, most of the violent crimes in the country last year took place in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, and West Bengal. The highest rate of crime, however, was reported in Assam. Delhi, again, easily recorded the most number of violent crimes among the union territories and ahead of many other states as well.