Ahmedabad: Senior citizens not safe in the state. Gujarat had the third highest number of crimes against senior citizen with 2,785 cases. Only Maharashtra (4,909 cases) and Madhya Pradesh (4,602 cases) were worse.
The crime rate against senior citizens in the state was 58.2 cases per lakh population which was the third-highest in the country.
Madhya Pradesh had the highest rate of 80.5 cases per lakh population followed by Chhattisgarh with 76.5 cases per lakh population.
Even when it comes to metropolitan cities the city of Ahmedabad was ranked third with 709 cases in 2020, which was better only than Delhi with 906 cases and Mumbai with 844 cases.
There were 60 cases of murder in which 61 senior citizens were murdered, and another 38 cases of attempt to murder in Gujarat. Also, two cases of rape of senior citizens and eight cases of assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty were reported.
The data reveals that three incidents of kidnapping of senior citizens were also reported.
In Ahmedabad city 140 cases of theft were reported while the same in Surat was 38. The cases of theft in the city was the third-highest in the country after Delhi (405 cases) and Mumbai (176 cases).
The data reveals that 93 cases of forgery, cheating and fraud and seven incidents of fraud were reported in Ahmedabad city.