Indian states and territories ranking by crime rate
This is a list of States and Union Territories of India ranked by the recognizable Crime Rate as on 2012 and 2015, and represents the number of cognizable crimes occurred for every 100,000 persons. The list is compiled from the 2012 and 2015 Crime in India Report published by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Government of India
Kerala has the highest cognizable crime rate of 723.2 (per 100,000 persons) as of 2015 with 50.9% of the cases filed under "Causing Injuries under Rash Driving/ Road Rage", while Nagaland recorded lowest rates of 55.1 (per 100,000 persons). Highest crime rate in Kerala is due to the peoples accessibility to the police stations and even the minor crimes are recorded unlike many other states where the police force is not very effective and the people are reluctant to lodge the complaints.
|Rank||State||Cognizable Crime Rate (per 100,000) 2015||Cognizable Crime Rate (per 100,000) 2012|
|18||Jammu and Kashmir||191.2||206.5|
|U/T||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||157.9||133.4|
|U/T||Dadra and Nagar Haveli||64.4||84.6|
|U/T||Daman and Diu||94.1||83.9|
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