Bangalore ranks first among the four major cities in south India in terms of the number of crimes against women, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data for 2013. It ranks third among the 53 mega cities in the country after Delhi and Mumbai.
Bangalore registered 2,608 cases of crimes against women in 2013. While Hyderabad registered 2,132 such cases, Chennai recorded 838 and Thiruvananthapuram registered 616 cases of crimes against women.
Thiruvananthapuram, however, has the highest rate of crime against women.
The rate of crime against women means the number of crimes against women per one lakh population of women.
Hyderabad registered the highest number of rape cases (101) among the four major cities in south India. Chennai registered 83 rape cases, Bangalore 80 and Thiruvananthapuram registered 54 rape cases.
Bangalore registered the highest number of cases of molestation and outraging the modesty of women (451), followed by Hyderabad (315), Thiruvananthapuram (332) and Chennai (210).
A senior police official attributed the trend to the rapid development of Bangalore in the last 14 years. Bangalore was on the frontline of the information technology industry, attracting a large migrant population, which opened up society, he said.