14% people feel ‘unsafe’ in Mumbai compared to 40% in Delhi: Survey
14 percent of people feel unsafe in Mumbai, compared to a staggering 40 percent in New Delhi, a survey conducted by an NGO has revealed.
The report on ‘State of Policing and Law & Order’ was released by NGO Praja Foundation on Thursday.
In a survey of 28,624 households across Delhi, it was found 40 percent of the respondents do not feel secure in the national capital and 50 percent feel that the city is not secure for women, children and senior citizens.
In comparison, 21 percent of the respondents felt Mumbai is not safe for women, children and senior citizens.
Further, 47 percent of the women living in Delhi did not feel secure while travelling from one place to another within the city. The survey also highlighted that skilled and unskilled labourers both felt the least secure in Delhi.
Additionally, 21 percent of the respondents said they had witnessed a crime in the city and 68 percent of them, who informed the police, were not satisfied with the response of police officers.
In Mumbai, 69 percent of people who witnessed a crime and informed the police were satisfied with the response of the police officers. In Delhi, just 32 percent were satisfied with the police response.
In wake of the disparity, Delhi Police has engaged the Quality Council of India to conduct a public perception survey to understand the gaps between police functioning and people’s expectations.
When asked about the report, a senior officer from Delhi police said the department was committed to ensuring the safety of citizens.
“We have launched several community policing initiatives and have trained over two lakh women and girls under our self-defence programme in 2017. Heinous crimes like rapes, murders have seen a decline over the last couple of years,” he was quoted as saying.