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A list of the safest cities in India for women

Safest cities for women in India

Although crime against women in India is an often-raised topic, several cities are regarded to be safe for women. It will be some time before we reach the impeccable levels of Copenhagen or Singapore, but till then these are the safest city for women in India. 

1. Kolkata – As per the National Crime Records Bureau, Kolkata is the safest city in India for women with only 92.6 recorded offences per lakh population. As the leading metro of eastern India, it is a major employment hub in the country. Its age-old legacy oozes through its architecture and its old quarters, making it an interesting place to live. With a wide range of public transport options, commuting to Kolkata is convenient. Garia, Behala, Alipore, Golf Green, Dum Dum, and Salt Lake are some of the popular residential options for women opting to move to Kolkata. 

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2. Chennai – Chennai has always been high in women's safety indices. It is one of the several IT hubs in the south and west of India, with other industries scattered in its vicinity. It is also preferred by women looking for higher education and boasts of a well-educated population. Velachery, Thiruvanmiyur, Sholinganallur and Thoraipakkam are popular residential hubs for women staying in Chennai.

3. Pune – Another destination for IT and non-technical professionals alike, Koregaon Park, Bibwewadi, Kalyani Nagar, and Hinjawadi are some of the many safe neighbourhoods in Pune. As the cultural seat of Maharashtra, Pune has a socially conscious population which makes it one of the best places in India for single women.

4. Hyderabad – The imposing Charminar and mouth-watering Biryanis aside, Hyderabad is another important employment hub, with offices of several leading MNCs in the city. Well-connected via public transport, rented accommodation in Hyderabad is available in places like Gacchibowli, Banjara Hills, Kondapur, Begumpet, Miyapur, Dilsukh Nagar etc. Another culturally vibrant city in this list of safest cities, Hyderabad is a popular choice for working women.

5. Bengaluru – India’s Silicon Valley is a popular choice for women for its employment avenues, well-connected residential hubs, bustling nightlife, and cosmopolitan populace. The safe city of Bengaluru has a famously amiable local population. Jayanagar, Koramangala, Indiranagar, Whitefield, Rajaji Nagar, and Frazer Town are some of the many popular residential localities in Bengaluru. 

6. Mumbai – We can go on and on about the places, but places like Vile Parle, Andheri, Bandra, Powai and Pali Hill are some of the many safe places for women in Mumbai. From the posh to the budget accommodations, Mumbai has plenty to offer. It is the largest employment hub in India, with public transport that runs like clockwork. Women returning home even in the early hours of the morning regularly vouch for Mumbai as the safest city in India. 

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While looking for women’s safety standards, you should always research the cities with lists like the one above, and criminal records and patterns. Besides, always choose the neighbourhood wisely before you relocate. 

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Although crime against women in India is an often-raised topic, several cities are regarded to be safe for women. It will be some time before we reach the impeccable levels of Copenhagen or Singapore, but till then these are the safest city for women in India. 

1. Kolkata – As per the National Crime Records Bureau, Kolkata is the safest city in India for women with only 92.6 recorded offences per lakh population. As the leading metro of eastern India, it is a major employment hub in the country. Its age-old legacy oozes through its architecture and its old quarters, making it an interesting place to live. With a wide range of public transport options, commuting to Kolkata is convenient. Garia, Behala, Alipore, Golf Green, Dum Dum, and Salt Lake are some of the popular residential options for women opting to move to Kolkata. 

Also Read: 5 easy self-defence moves every woman must know

2. Chennai – Chennai has always been high in women's safety indices. It is one of the several IT hubs in the south and west of India, with other industries scattered in its vicinity. It is also preferred by women looking for higher education and boasts of a well-educated population. Velachery, Thiruvanmiyur, Sholinganallur and Thoraipakkam are popular residential hubs for women staying in Chennai.

3. Pune – Another destination for IT and non-technical professionals alike, Koregaon Park, Bibwewadi, Kalyani Nagar, and Hinjawadi are some of the many safe neighbourhoods in Pune. As the cultural seat of Maharashtra, Pune has a socially conscious population which makes it one of the best places in India for single women.

4. Hyderabad – The imposing Charminar and mouth-watering Biryanis aside, Hyderabad is another important employment hub, with offices of several leading MNCs in the city. Well-connected via public transport, rented accommodation in Hyderabad is available in places like Gacchibowli, Banjara Hills, Kondapur, Begumpet, Miyapur, Dilsukh Nagar etc. Another culturally vibrant city in this list of safest cities, Hyderabad is a popular choice for working women.

5. Bengaluru – India’s Silicon Valley is a popular choice for women for its employment avenues, well-connected residential hubs, bustling nightlife, and cosmopolitan populace. The safe city of Bengaluru has a famously amiable local population. Jayanagar, Koramangala, Indiranagar, Whitefield, Rajaji Nagar, and Frazer Town are some of the many popular residential localities in Bengaluru. 

6. Mumbai – We can go on and on about the places, but places like Vile Parle, Andheri, Bandra, Powai and Pali Hill are some of the many safe places for women in Mumbai. From the posh to the budget accommodations, Mumbai has plenty to offer. It is the largest employment hub in India, with public transport that runs like clockwork. Women returning home even in the early hours of the morning regularly vouch for Mumbai as the safest city in India. 

Also Read: Working night shifts? Here’s how you can stay safe

While looking for women’s safety standards, you should always research the cities with lists like the one above, and criminal records and patterns. Besides, always choose the neighbourhood wisely before you relocate. 

Also Read: These are 6 best places women live and work