India is not quite a safe place to live in, with crimes like murder, kidnapping, rape, extortion, robbery and domestic violence being prevalent in most parts of the country. The rate of crime is growing with every passing day, which is a matter of great concern. Though the statistics are not healthy in all parts of the country, some states are more susceptible to crime than others.
Here is a list of top 10 most violent states in India:
10. Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh is a coastal state located in the south eastern part of the country. It has a population of 50 million and the crime rate here is high, with violent crimes like rape, murder, extortion and robbery becoming common and widespread in all parts of the state.
9. Tamil Nadu
The next name on the list of top 10 most violent states in India is that of Tamil Nadu, which stands at the number six in terms of population with 72 million people residing here. Tamil Nadu abounds in small time crime as well as more heinous ones like homicide, kidnapping and riots.
With the beautiful backwaters and splendid beached being a part of it, the state of Kerala is regarded as one of the most attractive from tourism point of view. But it also one of the most violent, with a high rate of rape as well as riots. The reason may be that it has a population which belongs to diverse religions such as Hinduism, Islam and Christianity.
7. Madhya Pradesh
Next on this list is Madhya Pradesh, a densely populated state which is home to more than 75 million people. In the past few years, the state has witnessed an upsurge in crimes such as rape, kidnapping and homicide, making it one of the most violent in the country.
The small yet highly populated north eastern state of Assam is also regarded as a dangerous place to live in, with crimes like rape, domestic violence, kidnapping and unrest becoming quite common here. It is also considered as one of the most unsafe states for women.