04/05/2016 5:24 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Delhi Recorded Highest Number Of Crimes Against Foreigners

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Delhi recorded the highest number of crimes against foreigners with 164 cases in the category in 2014, according to data tabled in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Delhi is followed by Goa which had registered 73 cases related to crimes against foreign nationals, Uttar Pradesh 66, Maharashtra 59 among others, it says.

No such cases have surfaced in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu and Lakshadweep in 2004, the data says.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said National Crime Records Bureau has started collecting data on crime against foreigners since 2014.

"As per data collected from States/Union Territories, a total of 486 cases were registered under crime against foreigners including students during the year 2014. State/UT wise and crime head wise cases registered, cases charge sheeted, cases convicted, persons arrested, persons charge sheeted and persons convicted under crime against foreigners including students during 2014 is enclosed...," he said.

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