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Story in numbers: Riot cases in UP fell faster than national average

A total of 657,000 crimes were committed in the state in 2020.

India witnessed 51,606 rioting cases in 2020, while the number of riot victims stood at 61,907.
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From 2017 to 2020 UP has seen an over 25 % drop in riot cases compared to little over 10 % drop in All-India numbers

Aditi Phadnis
Ahead of the inauguration of Purvanchal Expressway, a flagship project by the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government, top state officials spoke about the law-and-order situation in the state at a media briefing on November 17, 2021. Here, Awanish K Awasthi, Additional Chief Secretary (Home), and other top officials made claims about the state's crime rate and economic growth. Uttar Pradesh is a crime-free state now, Awasthi was quoted as saying in a report. “The crime rate has come down drastically in Uttar Pradesh. There is no danga (riots) in our state now as this government has a zero-tolerance policy against

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First Published: Nov 28 2021 | 11:50 PM IST

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