Delhi registered the maximum cases classified under the economic offences such as forgery, cheating and fraud in 2020 among 19 metropolitan cities that have a population of more than two million, according to the latest report of the National Crime Records Bureau.

The report, Crime in India 2020, was released last week on Tuesday.

According to the NCRB data, Delhi reported the maximum 4,445 cases in the economic offences category, followed by Mumbai with 3,927 and Jaipur 3,217 cases. However, the rate of such crime (cases per million population) was the highest in Jaipur at 10.4. Delhi and Mumbai had a crime rate of 2.72 and 2.13 respectively. Patna, Lucknow and Hyderabad also reported higher rate of economic offences than Delhi and Mumbai — 4.97, 7.67 and 4.42 respectively.

In absolute numbers, cases of such crime dropped in Delhi in 2020, compared to 4,817 in 2019 — the year when Jaipur reported the maximum cases at 6,107.The same year, Mumbai…

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