The Nagpur Commissioner of Police Dr Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay has claimed a 10% decline in the city’s crime rate as per the data released by the National Crime Data (NCD) 2018. As per the statistics of The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Nagpur is no longer the ‘crime capital’ of India, which was once widely propagated during Devendra Fadnavis’ tenure as chief minister of Maharashtra.
While addressing a press conference in the city Upadhyay said that the city has observed a 10% decline in crime rates in 2019 after validating the same with the NCD statistics. Speaking to Nation Next Dr BK Upadhyay said, “It is absolutely true that there is a 10% decline in the crime rate across the city. It is indeed a safe city and we’re working tooth and nail to reduce the rates further.”
As per the NCRB’s statistics, Nagpur stands at 12th position in rape in the country and third in Maharashtra (after Mumbai and Pune), which makes it comparatively safer for women. In the category of ‘total offences on human body’ the city is on 14th position in the country and third in the state with total 2,619 registered offences. While it holds 12th position in the category of murders in the country and third in the state, it is on 15th position in economic offences in the country. The city is has been tagged as safe for senior citizens and children.