Coimbatore City recorded less number of grave and violent offences during 2012 but crimes against women, besides rape and dowry deaths, were more when compared to Madurai and Tiruchirapalli City Police Commissionerates.
According to the statistics released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in Crime in India 2012, Coimbatore witnessed 20 cases of rape in 2012 while Chennai city had 94 cases contributing 0.9 per cent and 1.1 per cent respectively to the national crime graph.
Whereas Madurai and Tiruchirapalli commissionerates had reported only seven and 11 cases contributing 0.7 and 0.8 per cent.
Under the dowry deaths, Chennai city had 1,412 cases contributing 16.2 per cent while Coimbatore city had the second highest contribution of 12.6 per cent registering 272 cases in 2012. Madurai and Tiruchirapalli had 245 and 146 cases respectively contributing 16.8 per cent 14.3 per cent.
Coimbatore city recorded less number of kidnapping and abduction cases in 2012 (offences under sections 363, 369, 371 and 373 of IPC). Coimbatore city had 20 cases contributing 0.09 per cent, while Chennai had 87 cases with 1.10 per cent with Madurai reporting 65 cases accounting 4.4 per cent and Tiruchirappalli 22 cases contributing 2.2 per cent.
Similarly, the numbers of murder cases in Coimbatore were 29 contributing 1.3 per cent while Chennai reported 180 cases (2.1 per cent).
In crimes against children, number of cases in Chennai last year was 108 contributing 1.1 per cent to the national crime graph, while it was 23 in Coimbatore recording 0.2 per cent.