Delhi is the most unsafe city in the country when it comes to senior citizen’s safety, the latest data from the ‘Crime in India’ report released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) said.
This is the second consecutive year for Delhi has been named as the most unsafe city for senior citizens in the country by NCRB data.
With a rate of 108.8 crimes per 100,000 elderly population, senior citizens in the capital are almost five times more likely to become victims of a crime than in the rest of the country. The national rate for such crimes stands at 20.
Mostly senior citizens residing in the city were victims of crimes like robbery (145 cases), cheating (123), murder (14), grievous hurt (9), extortion (3) attempt to murder (2), attempt to commit culpable homicide (2), rape (1), dacoity (2) and the maximum 947 of “other IPC crimes“.
In terms of number, a total of 1,248 cases of crime against senior citizens were registered in Delhi in 2015.