The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data found that Delhi accounted for nearly 40 percent of all rape cases and almost 25 percent murder cases among 19 metropolitan cities in India in 2020.
In all, 1,849 murder cases and 2,533 rape cases were reported across the country in 2020, as India went through a period of Covid-19 induced lockdown.
The NCRB, which works under the Ministry of Home Affairs took into account 19 cities with more than 20 lakh population, and termed them as 'metropolitan' cities. These were: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Ghaziabad, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune and Surat.
Delhi accounted for the maximum 461 (24 percent of 1,849) murder cases in 2020 followed by Bengaluru (179), Chennai (15), Mumbai (148) and Surat (116).
India reported a total of 2,533 rape cases; with Delhi accounting for the maximum 967 (38 percent) cases followed by 409 in Jaipur (16 percent), 322 in Mumbai (12 percent), the NCRB data showed.
Further, the data found out that of the total rape victims in the 2,533 cases, 2,448 were above the age of 18 years while the remaining were minors.