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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.

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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