City of Joy, Kolkata now has yet another reason to cheer. It has been crowned the second year in a row as India’s safest city. Kolkata grabbed the number one spot because of the city’s lowest recorded crime rate.
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According to the 2018 National Crime Records Bureau’s latest report, Kolkata scored 152.2, on a scale measuring documented reported crime per lakh citizen. On the said list of the safest cities in the country, Kolkata is closely followed by Hyderabad, Pune, and Mumbai.
In the case of combating crime against women, the state managed to perform well and fell to 10th place in rapes.
Kolkata Police Commissioner Anuj Sharma said the state government’s focused attention on creating infrastructure and additional manpower, creating new police stations, upgrading human and technological vigilance has helped in crime prevention and detection.