Bangalore loses IT tag; now the suicide capital of Ind

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New Delhi, Oct 28: It is official, Bangalore, the buzzing city that was famous as the IT capital of India will now be known as the suicide capital of India. Statistics published by the National Crime Records Bureau validates this fact. According to figures published by them, Bangalore reported 1,778 suicide cases in 2010 alone.

The shameful statistic does not nail Bangalore alone, but figures revealed that 70 per cent of those who committed suicide in the country were married. The other shocking revelation was that as many as 15 suicides take place every hour which says a lot about the mental health of the citizens in the country. [Read: Suicide: Several deaths in 24 hours in Bangalore]

The other state that comes a close second is West Bengal with the most number of suicides.

On the atrocities meted against women, Madhya Pradesh grabs a shameful position with as many as 3135 rape cases reported and West Bengal with 2311 cases.

There has been an unprecedented rise in the crime graph in the country. A total of 22,24,831 crimes were reported under the Indian Penal Code as against 21,21,345 cases in 2009. Murder cases during the year (33,335) went up by 3 per cent against 32,369 cases in 2009.

The crime statistics is part of the 58th edition of “Crime In India – 2010" that was released by Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has been in the forefront of publishing these figures since 1953, said N.K. Tripathi, Director-General of NCRB.

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