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Six Rapes In Capital Everyday, 60% Delhiites Feel Unsafe: Survey

The maximum number of people felt unsafe while travelling in South Delhi.

24/11/2016 8:30 AM IST | Updated 24/11/2016 9:00 AM IST
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NEW DELHI -- Around 60% people in Delhi do not feel safe in the city while 64% while commuting in the national capital, according to a survey by an NGO.

According to a 'whitepaper' on "State of Policing and Law and Order in Delhi", released by NGO Praja Foundation, about 67% people do not feel secure for women, children and senior citizens in their own locality, while 25% people do not inform police after an incident.

A total of 2,075 cases of rape were reported in 2014 which increased to 2,338 in 2015 even as the survey stated that six rapes happen in the capital everyday.

Also, in about 40% rape cases, reported in 2015, the victims were minors, it said.

While there were 12,913 complaints registered against Delhi Police personnel in 2015 there were only seven cases in which the police personnel were chargesheeted, claimed the survey.

It also said, disciplinary action was initiated against 1,057 police personnel during the year.

A total of 13,577 burglary cases were reported in 2015.

According to it, 67% of the people did not feel safe for women, children and senior citizens in their own locality as compared to Mumbai, where 33% people echoed similar sentiments.

In old Delhi's Chandni Chowk area, almost 75% people do not feel safe for women, children and senior citizens, claimed the survey.

According to the data collected by the NGO through survey of over 29,950 households, 60% of the population doesn't feel safe in Delhi and 64% of people do not feel safe while commuting in Delhi.

These results present a stark contrast to Mumbai where the survey claimed that 29% population didn't feel safe there and 31% of the people don't feel secure while commuting within the city.

The maximum number of people felt unsafe while travelling in South Delhi, according to the findings.

It also highlighted the fact that a close to 25% of people who have been victims have not approached police as they "don't have any faith in the police/legal system" as compared to Mumbai where 13% of the people had similar thoughts.

Among those who had reported about a crime to police, 29% expressed satisfaction with police's response.

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