5 Safest Cities In Uttaranchal

Written by: Trushna Purohit

All we ever want is an environment that not only attracts us based on its natural beauty but also by providing us with a safer place to live. Nowadays, with the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the lives of people have been hampered in many different ways. More than 70.000 thousand people have lost their life due to the spread of such a deadly and horrifying viruses. But if we take a look at the other side of the coin, then it is more satisfying and gives us every reason not to lose hope. Ever since the enforcement of lockdown in the country, some cities have recorded a minimal level of the crime rate. Isn’t it the happiest thing to note? Therefore, in this article, I will be highlighting those cities of Uttaranchal who have amazed everyone with its fruitful results in terms of safety and security.

Some cities ensure that you never become prey to all the criminal offences happening around. Although not a single state can indeed provide 100% safety to its people at least, those cities are working towards achieving it.

1. Dehradun 

Dehradun is the capital city of Uttaranchal. The city is an educational hub for many students as it has good numbers of educational institutions. People love visiting Dehradun because of its natural beauty. Apart from being an epicentre of tourists, it also provides a safe and secure environment. The safety of Dehradun stands at 60.65%, which is far better than the crime index of the city. The crime statistics report entails that the Dehradun crime count is 134.32, which is far below the national average crime count. The crime cases have been increasing moderately. The total number of murder cases reduced by 2.5%. Even the criminal cases involving theft and robbery activities have also decreased to a new lower level as the count declined by 23.22% this year. Women feel safe to travel and live by in this city of Uttaranchal as crime, and domestic violence against women have also reduced. There has been no record of cognizable severe offences.

2. Haridwar

The Haridwar city of Uttaranchal is situated on the right side of the Ganga river. The city is full of cultural and religious vibes. Haridwar has been an attraction of tourists for years. Although because of its cultural and religious practices, Haridwar is also known as a Holy City of India. One of the most famous occasions of this city is Kumbh Mela. Apart from being a beautiful destination, Haridwar is very promising in terms of the safety and security of its people. The total number of criminal cases in the city is 147.9, which his far below the national average criminal count. According to the crime statistics report, the theft and robbery cases have been decreasing continuously in the holy city. Women feel safe while walking alone during the night. Therefore, it can be concluded that Haridwar provides an environment that ensures the safety and security of its people.

3. Rishikesh 

Rishikesh is the heart of Uttaranchal and can be found beside the Ganga river. The city provides the best lessons of yoga and meditation to its people living by. However, people love visiting Rishikesh because of its natural beauty and cultural practices. People who have visited at least once to this city have given positive reviews regarding its environment and also in terms of safety and security that it provides. Although the crime rate is increasing in all over India, Rishikesh is ensuring utmost safety to its people as it is one of the silent and serene cities of Uttaranchal. Thus, it can be said that Rishikesh falls under the category of safest cities.

4. Nainital

Nainital has the lowest count of criminal cases of 88.2 as compared with the national average count. People who are living in Nainital have claimed that it provides a secure environment. The total number of cases involving murder in Nainital city has reduced by 2%. Isn’t it a fantastic thing that the city is working towards the betterment of its people? No city can ensure 100% security, but at least Nainital is working towards it irrespective of other cities of India.

Similarly, theft and robbery cases have been recorded at a lower level. The crime statistics report of Nainital indicates that cases involving theft and robbery activities have reduced by 13.83% this year. Therefore, it is safe to live by in the Nainital city of Uttaranchal.

5. Kedarnath

Although the scary incident that took place in Kedarnath during the year 2013 has left a print in everyone’s mind. But from the overall point of view, Kedarnath is a safe place to live by because the crime rate has been accelerating at a moderate rate. Crime cases involving theft and robbery activities have somewhat decreased. Similarly, criminal cases against women have also been reduced to a new lower level. Apart from being an epicentre of tourists, Kedarnath promises to provide a safe and secure environment to its people.

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