The highest number of crimes against foreigners in India in 2019 were recorded in Delhi (30.1 percent), followed by Maharashtra (11.7 percent) and Karnataka (11.2 percent), the latest government data showed.
A total of 409 cases of crimes against foreigners including rape, murder and theft was lodged in 2019, down from 517 in 2018 and 492 the year before, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data.
Delhi (123 cases), Maharashtra (48 cases) and Karnataka (46 cases) together formed 53 percent of the total cases during the year, the data showed.
They were followed by Tamil Nadu (5.6 percent), Goa and Uttar Pradesh (both 5.1 percent), Haryana (4.6 percent), Rajasthan (3.9 percent), Kerala and Assam (both 3.7 percent) and Madhya Pradesh (3.2 percent), it showed.
Among the 409 cases lodged in 2019, the maximum 142 were for theft, 54 categorized as ‘other IPC crimes’, 41 cheating, 26 assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty, 14 simple hurt, 13 cases of murder, 12 rape and 5 kidnappings and 15 cases were lodged under the Immoral Traffic during the year, data showed.