Jaipur: Rajasthan is the state which is known for its rich cultural heritage and scenic beauty, but now a days Rajasthan also famous in crime against foreign tourists, this is not saying by us, this is revealed by latest figures released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for the year 2015 suggest that the state is no different when it comes to crimes against foreigners.
After Uttarkhand, Maharashtra and Goa, the state has come fourth in the country for crimes against foreigners, calling for better coordination between the regular police force and the tourist police to ensure safety of tourists. According to NCRB figures, Maharashtra reported 53 criminal cases against foreigners in 2015. This was followed by Uttrakhand 33, Goa 30, Rajasthan 24 and Karnataka 22.
Conversely, the Rajasthan police attributed the 'increase' in crimes to deployment of tourist police in major cities, including Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur, where the department is helping foreign tourists to lodge FIRs at concerned police stations in case of crimes against them.
"The tourist police helps tourists in lodging FIRs. I think in most of the cases, the police had ensured justice to foreigners. The figures also suggest that we are behind states such as Uttrarkhand and Goa where heinous crimes have been reported. Likewise, in most of the cities, the police are continuously cracking down on touts. The tout menace is not as big in Rajasthan as it is in Kerala, Maharastra, Goa and other parts of the country," said DGP Manoj Bhatt, speaking to media on Wednesday.
The Jaipur police had also launched an App and provided a WhatApp number for tourists and locals to report crimes immediately.