At least 25% of Mumbaikars feel unsafe and insecure in the city, found a household survey of 15,191 respondents conducted by Praja Foundation across the city.
And, those living in north Mumbai (Borivli, Dahisar, Malad West), north central Mumbai (Vile Parle, Kurla, Bandra) and south central Mumbai (Chembur, Sion-Koliwada and Mahim) perceive the city as the most unsafe, according to the survey by the foundation.
Moreover, these are also the areas from where the local legislators have asked the least questions about crime in their jurisdiction during the assembly sessions.
Most of the respondents from north central Mumbai, south central Mumbai and south Mumbai (Worli, Byculla, Colaba and Malabar Hill) said that they feel unsafe while travelling within the city.
Similarly, those living in north west Mumbai (Jogeshwari, Goregaon, Andheri), north central Mumbai and south Mumbai felt the women, children and senior citizens in their locality were not secure and safe.
Praja Foundation founder-trustee Nitai Mehta explained that feeling unsafe in the city could have different meanings for different people.
Citing the example of the recent Palghar Facebook fiasco, where two girls were arrested for posting comments on the enforced Mumbai bandh on the day Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray was cremated on their social networking site, Mehta said: “They would now feel that the city has become unsafe for them after the incident.”