The total number of distress calls received by police over the phone in Delhi exceeds figures from the rest of India by a huge margin, according to the latest data from the National Crime Records Bureau.
According to the NCRB's 2014 crime report, a total of 30,89,266 distress calls were made over the phone or by dialling the toll-free emergency number 100 during the year. Out of the total number of calls, a 24,19,694 calls (78%) were made in Delhi, while 6,69,572 calls (22%) came from rest of the country.
While Haryana, with 1,74,900 calls, and Punjab, with 1,58,526 calls, are the two regions next in the list with most number of distress calls, Odisha, Assam and Uttarakhand drew a blank.
Here is a state-wise break-up of the calls:
Other forms of complaints
It does not mean that people in the states where no distress calls were made did not lodge any complaint to the police. They used other means to lodge their complaints.
Maharashtra topped the list in terms of personal complaints with 3,26,607 out of the total 12,57,335 complaints from across the country. Maharashtra also made the most written complaints with 6,27,830 out of 46,07,001 coming from across India.
Other forms of complaints include those from human rights commissions, the SC/ST national commission, suo-moto initiatives by police and other organisations. Uttar Pradesh topped this list with 2,27,32,86 complaints out of 40,16,423 complaints in the country.
In total, the police received 1,30,27,600 complaints in 2014. Uttar Pradesh topped the overall list with 29,38,821 complaints followed by Delhi with 27,98,083 complaints. All the northeastern states and Union territories other than Delhi were at the bottom of the list.