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Mumbai’s dubious distinction: Maximum number of accidental deaths

Mumbai also recorded 199 pedestrian-related accidents, the third highest among the 53 cities.

Mumbai recorded the maximum number of accidental deaths across 53 mega cities with 8,238 casualties in 2013, as per last year’s data on accidental deaths and suicides in India released by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Of the total accidental deaths in the 53 cities, Mumbai alone accounted for 13.4 per cent.

Most of these deaths in the city were caused in the 188 building collapses reported in 2013, the report says. Of the total 3,074 deaths in this category across 53 mega cities, Mumbai accounted for 50 per cent of the injured and 55.8 per cent of the casualties.

“Due to the unfortunate Babu Genu building collapse last year, we lost many innocent lives. We have started the system of structural audits for buildings more than 30 years old and issued notices to all the dilapidated building in the city,” additional municipal commissioner Sanjay Deshmukh said.

Mumbai also recorded 199 pedestrian-related accidents, the third highest among the 53 cities.

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Meanwhile, Maharashtra recorded maximum number of accidental deaths at 62,770 casualties, accounting for 15.7 per cent of the country’s total figures, which stood at 4,00,517 in 2013.

Mumbai shows a 7.5 per cent jump in the number of accidental deaths since 2012, when the figure was 7,663 accidents.

In Mumbai, 45,032 people were injured in road accidents, of which 13,245 died.

National Crime Records Bureau data for state, Mumbai (2013)


Rape cases: With 391 cases in 2013, Mumbai is second only to New Delhi. Maharashtra tops with 3,063 cases.

Molestation cases: Both state and city rank second in country. In Maharashtra, 8,132 molestation cases were reported last year. The figure for Mumbai was 1,163.

Murders: With 191 cases, the state ranks second in the country.


Incest rapes: Maharashtra tops with 108 cases. Of 391 rape cases in Mumbai, 14 involved as accused parents or close family members, and 43 neighbours.

Crimes against children: With 902  cases, Mumbai ranks second among cities in India.

Arrests: With 4.51 lakh arrests, the state is second only to Uttar Pradesh.

Custodial deaths: Maharashtra accounted for 35% of all custodial deaths in the country. Of 97 such deaths reported across 28 states in the country, Maharashtra accounted for 34.

Police firing: In 46 such incidents in the state, 34 civilians were killed and 102 injured, while five policemen were killed and 184 were injured.


Complaints against cops: In 2013, a total of 7280 complaints were registered against police personnel in Maharashtra, and after verification, cases were registered in 442 of these complaints, which is the highest in the country.

Police deaths: The state tops in police deaths, with 107 cops dying in various incidents in 2013. Of these, 99 were killed in accidents, six in anti terrorist/extremist operations and two at the hands of criminals.

Cyber crimes: State topped the charts, with 681 cases.

First published on: 01-07-2014 at 02:12 IST
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