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Nagaland tops list among safest states in India
Published on 22 Dec. 2008 12:47 AM IST
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Nagaland topped the list of the safest states, with a rape reported only in 40,430 minutes, according to the statistics prepared by National Crime Records Bureau. Delhi seems to be the most unsafe city among the four metros in India, with the national capital witnessing a rape in every thousand minutes, if one goes by a latest government data. The Delhi city, excluding rural areas, witnessed a rape every 1003.1 minute last year while for Mumbai the figure was 3020.7 minutes, the statistics prepared by National Crime Records Bureau said. Kolkata seems to be the safest among the metros where a rape is reported only in 11,945.5 minutes. Chennai has a sexual assault case in every 11,426 minutes. The Delhi city last year recorded 524 incidents of rape in which 483 cases were chargesheeted as against 695 and 533 respectively in 2006.The numbers of cases in the three metros last year were: Chennai -- 46, Kolkata -- 44 and Mumbai -- 174. The whole of Delhi, including rural areas, registered 598 rape cases in 2007, that is, every 878.9 minutes, a rape is taking place. Interestingly, in Goa, which reports high-profile sexual abuse cases, a rape case was reported only in 26,280 minutes. Among the safest Union Territories, Daman and Diu, and Lakshadweep topped the list with a rape only in 5, 25, 600 minutes. The worst scenario was in Madhya Pradesh where every 174.6 minute, a woman was raped.

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