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Safety and security of foreign tourists

The Ministry of Tourism does not compile the data regarding crime against foreign or domestic tourists. However, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Ministry of Home Affairs has started collecting data on crime against foreign tourists since 2014. During the year 2014, as per the information regarding states/UTs, there are 129 cases under the category “Assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty” including cases registered, cases charge sheeted, cases convicted, persons arrested, persons charge sheeted and persons convicted under crime against foreign tourists.

Similarly 86 cases were reported under the category “rape” including cases registered, cases charge sheeted, cases convicted, persons arrested, persons charge sheeted and persons convicted. Finally, eight cases were registered under the category “Insult to the modesty of women” including cases registered, cases charge sheeted, cases convicted, persons arrested, persons charge sheeted and persons convicted under crimes against foreign tourists during the year 2014.

The major countries from where the arrival of foreign women tourists was on decline during the year 2014 are Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Nigeria, South Africa, Turkey, Afghanistan, Japan and Republic of Korea.