New Delhi: The number of reported crimes against foreigners in India fell 25% in 2015 from the previous year, data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) on Tuesday showed.

According to NCRB, a total of 365 crimes were reported against foreigners in India in 2015, compared to 486 in 2014. Out of these, 271 were against tourists visiting India. Delhi, which witnessed 147 crimes against foreigners, accounted for more than 40% of the total crimes against foreigners. Maharashtra with 53 crimes in came second.

Most cases of reported crimes against foreign nationals were related to theft: there were 223 cases of theft, which amounts to a share of over 60%. Additionally, there were 10 cases of robbery.

The data also reveals that 12 foreign nationals were raped in 2015 in India, apart from 16 women being sexually assaulted.

Four foreign nationals were murdered in India in 2015.

The NCRB had started collecting data on crimes committed against foreigners, including tourists, for the first time in 2014.

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