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Not exactly Atithi Devo Bhava: Delhi saw highest number of crimes against foreigners in 2014

New Delhi: Delhi saw the highest number of crimes against foreign nationals in India in 2014 with a total of 384 such cases registered across the country during that year by overseas visitors, Parliament was told on Wednesday.

In his reply to a written question in the Rajya Sabha, Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said that as many as 135 cases of crime against foreign travellers were reported in Delhi followed by 66 in Goa, 64 in Uttar Pradesh, 31 in Rajasthan and 25 in Maharashtra.

File photo. PTI

File photo. PTI

He said that 13 incidents were reported in Bihar and 11 in Karnataka.

Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Chandigarh and Madhya Pradesh were among the states and UTs which saw less than 10 cases being registered by foreign visitors.

There was no cases reported by foreign tourists in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Odisha, Tripura, Lakshadweep, Uttarakhand and the rest of the states and Union Territories.

Sharma said the tourism ministry does not compile the data regarding crimes against foreign or domestic tourists and the National Crime Records Bureau has been collecting this data since 2014.


Updated Date: Feb 24, 2016 18:32 PM

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