November 24, 2016 12:04:33 am
A survey involving around 30,000 households in March-April this year has revealed that about 60% the respondents feel Delhi is unsafe to live and travel in, especially for women, senior citizens and children.
The survey, conducted by the Praja Foundation, also found that 25% of the people who faced a crime did not report it to police because they do not have faith in the police and the legal system.
In its annual white paper on crime released on Wednesday, the foundation said it had surveyed 29,950 households in all 272 wards in the capital.
The survey revealed that 60% of Delhi’s citizens, vis-a-vis 29% in Mumbai, felt the city they live in is unsafe. The survey showed that 69% of people in south Delhi felt unsafe, the highest in the capital. The figure was the lowest in northwest Delhi — 48%.
Moreover, 67% of the respondents said they felt that women, senior citizens and children in the capital were unsafe. About 75% of the respondents who felt this way are from Old Delhi, Karol Bagh, Civil Lines and Rohini.
When it comes to travelling in the city, 64% of the respondents said they did not feel safe doing so. The survey also found that the number of respondents who had faced a crime at some point in Delhi (52%) is higher than the 46% in Mumbai. “But Mumbai has has more people (75%) who inform police than Delhi (66%). People in Mumbai (63%) are also more satisfied than Delhi (28%) with police presence,” the survey said.
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