Crimes Against and by Foreigners : Goa tops in the list

Highlights: 

  • According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB),Goa stands unflatteringly at the top of the list of India's 28 states for crimes committed against foreigners in 2014.
  • It has also topped the list for the highest number of foreigners, 27, arrested under the Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act last year.
  • India's smallest state comes a distant second to Delhi (164) when the country's seven Union territories are added to the list for crimes committed against foreigners.
  • Delhi has recorded three cases lesser than Goa of foreigners caught under the NDPS Act last year.
  • Goa received 5.14 lakh foreign tourists last year.
  • Of the 73 crimes recorded against foreigners in the state, 66 were against such foreigners.
  • Following Goa, among the states, are Uttar Pradesh (66), Maharashtra (59), Rajasthan (36) and Karnataka (14) for crimes against foreigners.
  • Union territory Delhi, with 164 crimes against foreigners, of which 135 were against foreign tourists, tops the overall list.
  • India, as a whole, recorded 486 crimes against foreigners, of which 384 were against tourists.
  • Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, and Lakshadweep had zero incidence of crimes against foreigners.
  • Goa also recorded 27 foreigners being arrested under the NDPS Act in 2014, the highest among all states and union territories in the country.