Crime in Bangalore, India

Crime rates in Bangalore, India

Level of crime
55.42 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
64.65 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
49.20 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
53.43 Moderate
Worries car stolen
48.50 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
52.14 Moderate
Worries attacked
52.48 Moderate
Worries being insulted
52.38 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
43.15 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
49.16 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
55.51 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
50.21 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
78.97 High

Safety in Bangalore, India

Safety walking alone during daylight
62.61 High
Safety walking alone during night
38.38 Low

Contributors: 775

Last update: March 2023

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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97 Comments so far
Anonymous on Mar 12, 2023:
In Bengaluru, the auto rickshaw drivers especially around Majestic are rogues and thugs. They will loot your money and they work as agents for Bus travel stores. All of the criminal Bus travel agents around Bengaluru's Majestic area are from the "Peaceful Community". These Peaceful Community travel agents are criminals, they will loot all your money at night, and they won't have sympathy on you. They will issue fake tourist bus tickets at 5 times the original price at night, the bus will arrive and you will be thrown out of the bus for carrying their fake ticket. These "Peaceful Community" criminals in Bengaluru will bully you, harass you and hit you in the belly. Truly Majestic area in Bengaluru is a hooligan's paradise, courtesy of Bengaluru's worst auto rickshaw drivers and the criminal "Peaceful Community".
Rohith on Jan 05, 2023:
I found the CISF guards at the security checks to be the worst mannered in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Lucknow airports. The CISF personnel are highly abusive, harassing and worst mannered for even the innocent civilian domestic passengers in airports throughout India. The CISF guards at Bangalore Kempegowda Airport are very rude, abusive and vulgar for law-abiding domestic passengers at security checks. I am scared to travel in Indian airports because of these worst CISF guards.
Bhuvan on Nov 25, 2022:
A sizeable number of the auto-rickshaw drivers in Bengaluru are crooks and deceitful liars. These auto-rickshaw drivers work as agents for fake travel agencies and newcomers, outsiders to Bengaluru are always deceived by these ruffian Bengaluru drivers and hoodlum travel agents. Bengaluru is not at all safe at night. All the huge population cities of India such as Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad are filled with criminals on the roads especially at night.
Harsha G on Jul 30, 2022:
Bengaluru is indeed the worst place to stay in India. Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Delhi and Kolkata are also worst places that are filled with dangerous criminals. Most of the local Kannadiga people are Bengaluru are rogues, hooligans and fraudsters. Persecution is very high in Bengaluru. My wallet was stolen many times, I was slapped and harassed many times in Bengaluru by beggar gangsters. Most of the RSS and viciously dangerous Hindu terrorists are located at Bengaluru. All the security staff n Bengaluru airport are ruffians and hoodlums. Chor Bazaar (thieves market) at Bengaluru is funded and supported by the local Kannadiga people along with the Journalists, Kannada politicians, Bengaluru police and judges.
All the journalists in India are dangerous criminals. I hope and wish that all the journalists of India rot and burn forever in the eternal flames of Hell. All the Indian journalists of India deserve the punishment of eternal Hell.
I am very honest with my comments.
Naga Kalinga on Jul 30, 2022:
Bangalore is a worst place filled with worst people. In Bangalore I was harassed, robbed and assaulted multiple times on the roadside. Bangalore is filled with rapists, murderers, molesters, thieves, liars and fraudsters, swindlers, gangsters cheaters and worst lawyers.
The Indian media is worst media in the world. The Indian media only sugarcoats Bangalore projecting it as a paradise. In reality, Bangalore is a disgusting, severely detestable Hell. Majority of the people in Bangalore and its surrounding regions are the worst people you'll ever meet.
Anonymous on Jun 20, 2022:
My house was intruded by a burgler 5 months ago, with intrusion at 4 th Floor at 4.00 am, early morning. Pl. double check your locks and access to your homes from all sides. Nothing is rosy about Bangalore. Crime is universal, in all villages, towns, cities, countries.
Anonymous on May 06, 2022:
Bangalore is worst city to live.all the comments about rowdisim, gangsters all are true. Media never reports such kind of news and they always focus on how good Bangalore is. People here are so arrogant and want us to learn kannada. They behave as if they own this kind request is never ever go out alone especially in the night even if you are man.
Inder on Feb 07, 2022:
Bengaluru is worst place with plenty of crime. Pickpocketers, chain-snatchers, assaulters, thieves and molesters are found throughout Bengaluru.
saima syed on Jan 20, 2022:
bangalore is a very awesome city
live there for 11 years experienced no crime or robbery
its very safe im telling you

especially for women

the only problem is media thats all
Kiran on Oct 22, 2021:
In Bengaluru, my house was invaded by burglars multiple times. I also had searched Bengaluru's Chikpet Chor Bazaar but I could not retrieve back the items stolen from my house. I filed a complaint at the local police station, but they never catch these burglars and gangsters. These burglar hoodlums in Bengaluru are supported by the politicians, judiciary and the police department.
Anonymous on Aug 19, 2021:
I am a Muslim. Going Anonymous for obvious reasons. I have personally experienced the brutal discrimination in Bengaluru, especially in its localities such as JP Nagar, Jayanagar, Basavanagudi and Arekere gate. Many landlords, house owners and apartment owners in these Bengaluru areas never rent their houses to Muslims. They have a hidden policy: "Muslims are not allowed". It is extremely easy for Hindus to get accommodation in these places. I never got accommodation in these Bengaluru places because I am a Muslim.
I absolutely hate Bengaluru and all the people that do marketing about this pathetic town.
I am very honest.
Echoscar on Apr 11, 2021:
Bangalore is very unsafe especially for a foreigner. Most parts within the city are safe but the further you move away from the city the worse it gets. Do not use public transport besides Uber or Ola and if you do find trouble and is lucky enough to get assistance of the authorities don't try to settle it under the table.

The easiest way to judge an area in Bangalore is by it's cleanliness. If the road and sidewalk is clean it's probably safe.
Anonymous on Apr 01, 2021:
The worst place in universe is the pig Bangalore used by pig politicians, only those u have lots of money can do
Hanumanth on Mar 31, 2021:
Bangalore is a very good place, cosmopolitan city with good people and great weather. Bangalore has beautiful trees, parks, thousands of software companies, aeronautical, space research organizations and startups. I absolutely enjoyed my stay in Bangalore and Karnataka. I would love to come back to Karnataka again.
Anonymous on Mar 27, 2021:
Bangalore is a breeding ground for Hindutva militants. Karnataka and entire India is ruled by Hindutva militants. These Hindutva militants are oppressing and persecuting religious minorities throughout India, including Bangalore and other Karnataka places.
These Hindutva militants never wear face masks, do not follow social distancing and never follow the rules. Bangalore is a livable city for Hindutva militants only. It is much better to be a cow than to be from a religious minority member in Bangalore and throughout Karnataka. Hindutva militants are controlling the Police and judiciary throughout Karnataka.
Nireeksha on Mar 09, 2021:
Though Bangalore has crime, I guess all big cities in the world also have crime and are polluted.
But even then I consider Bangalore as the best to live among the metropolitan cities of India. Bangalore is more livable, safer and much cleaner than Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Shimla, Jaipur, Lucknow, Coimbatore and Delhi NCR. I have stayed in these places as well. The weather in Bangalore is an added advantage, but I give importance to other factors.
So Bangalore is comparatively a good place to live.
Mahendra Yadav on Mar 09, 2021:
I hate Bengaluru to the core. There are multiple occasions during my stay there in Bengaluru when transgender extortionist thieves had slapped me, punched my head, pulled my hair and have stolen my wallet. The Bengaluru police are useless, most corrupt and they support all these thieves and crooks. Politicians also back these thieves and criminals, and they continue their activities. Most of the items stolen in Bengaluru are sold at the Chor Bazaar in Chickpete. The local police and politicians support these thieves and sales dacoits in Bengaluru. I have been cheated multiple times by my colleagues in the companies in Bengaluru. I am telling you the truth.
Avinash on Feb 20, 2021:
Having lived in Hong Kong and returned to India, some of the points surely worry me. Why are the Indian people enjoying the worst politicians, worst media and horrible comments written in Times of India, Twitter, Youtube, Quora, Facebook and all the news platforms in India? Are innocent people safe in India especially in its big cities? A true point is that crimes are extremely high in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai, Mumbai, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi NCR and the entire North India. Development and economy are of no use if the people haven't changed.
CJG on Feb 19, 2021:
Bangalore and all the big metropolitan cities of India are filled with criminal minded people.
The following is India's leading newspaper. Just see some of the comments with their upvotes. India is renowned for the worst media in the world.

It says that "Rice bag convert should be hanged", "Jihadis should be hanged". Most people employed in Bangalore companies support such activities. Bangalore has the worst people.

My sincere request to you is please don't delete my comment. Let the whole world know the real truth about India. Especially the so called "educated people" in its metropolitan cities.
Mahmud on Jan 07, 2021:
Bangalore is now the epicentre of Hindutva terror groups in Southern India. It is a real fact.
The Karnataka government, software entrepreneurs and managers in Bangalore all support the Hindutva terror groups. Millions of people in Bangalore virulently hate Muslims and Christians. The migration from Northern India and Central India has brought in these toxic ideologies to Bangalore. Once present, it will never go away.
Hindutva groups want to finish Islam and Christianity by 2021.

The Karnataka government headquartered in Bangalore, software employees and PSU employees support these ideologies of ethnic cleansing and extermination of Muslims and Christians. Let's focus on the present. Bangalore is one of the worst places in the world to live for Muslims and Christians. Bangalore is only safe for cows and Hindutva terror groups only.
I am from Tilak Nagar area of Bangalore and I know this place very well. I am planning to permanently move out very soon.
Bil Gi on Jan 07, 2021:
Bangalore over the last decade faced fast growth and migration from other states, changing its peaceful and secure nature over the years. There is also the illegal Bangla migrant issue as well as rabid build up of extremist elements of peaceful religions ! Hope the negative comments will decrease the migration, reverse the current migrants back to their roots, divert bangla illegals across the border...This will make it the peaceful place it was all over again !
Pramod on Jan 07, 2021:
In terms of religious freedom, India is far far better than Islamic countries. India for centuries, has always given shelter to persecuted communities from across the world. Hinduism believes that all religions lead to God. Live and let live.
However, India can still learn many things from Western countries. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to comment.
Riyaz on Jan 04, 2021:
Bengaluru is the highly racist and the capital of Hindutva terror in South India. I am living in Shivajinagar area of Bengaluru city. Most of the educated people in Bengaluru absolutely hate the religious minorities. They use racist words such as "Jihadis" and "Rice Bags" communities to describe innocent people of other religions.
You will hear pro-Hindutva slogans such as "We Hindus have only 1 country, but other religions have many countries. Let other religions go back to their own countries". Mughals and British had looted and ruined India for sure. So the innocent people from religious minorities are targeted and racially discriminated for no fault of theirs. "Jihadis" and "Rice Bags" are born into this world to only convert people. This is another hallucination by the Hindutva militants.
Being a native Bengalurean, I confirm that persecution of religious minorities is increasing in Bengaluru. There is blatant discrimination and racism here in Bengaluru.
Abhi on Nov 11, 2020:
I am basically from Mysore but for the past 25 years, I am living in Bangalore. My family and I know the old Bangalore era and the new Bangalore era. Bangalore is one of the worst cities (Annual Survey of India’s City System (ASICS)) in India perhaps in the world when we look at a certain survey conducted by many world organizations but most Kannada people are not accepted because of emotional bound with language and culture.bangalore is not another silicon valley as people proud because they haven't seen how's lives of silicon valley people. Bangalore had been evolved under the former CM S.M.Krishna and It becomes a huge IT and Software hub in the country. Apart from that Bangalore doesn't have anything proud. People are racist I truly agree.

The list of issues are,

BBPM is the most corrupted municipality.
The education center becomes a money market.
No quality of hospital nor doctor. Average private clinic changes around 400 - 500 It's costly.
The unemployment rate is high.
The real-estate business is a fraud.
Poor infrastructure.
Huge garbage collection and no idea how to recycle them.
News channels do not provide quality news.
The cost of living is high 500sqft rent is 10-15K per month.
The quality of food and cost is good.
Green city turning the black city soon.
Air pollution and other pollution
water issue.
People are forced you to learn Kannada but don't understand why.
Nowadays generation people don't know anything about Kannada apart from Kannada movies.
The higher rate of migration
Land Acquisition high.
The quality of livelihood is poor compare to Gurugram and other cities.
The public transportation rate is higher than in another city.
Also, Bengaluru is a hub of racism, murder, rape, theft, religious persecution of minorities, cheaters, fraudsters, rowdyism, and criminals and is a horrible place filled with mostly terrible people is true.

I have lived in China and Singapore also other parts of India but Bangalore is becoming worst day by day if govt does not look at core issues.
Suresh Garg on Oct 22, 2020:
Bengaluru is India's hub of racism, murder, rape, theft, religious persecution of minorities, coronavirus hub, cheaters, fraudsters, rowdism and criminals. People have correctly described about Bengaluru. Bengaluru is a horrible place filled with mostly terrible people.
Hemanth on Oct 10, 2020:
Bangalore is not at all safe. The Covid positive cases are extremely high here in Bangalore.
Most people in Bangalore are scared to get themselves tested for Covid. Several people in Bangalore are afraid to approach doctors and hospitals. Even the private hospitals in Bangalore only care about money and most doctors, paramedics and staff are ignorant and rude.
Some private hospitals in Bangalore are charging Rs. 1 Lakh per day in a General Private Ward for a Covid-19 patient. There are no vaccines yet, and the charges are ridiculously expensive. The ultra-rich people can manage, but what about the others?
The 'Arogya Setu' app is an awfully inaccurate and fraudulent mobile app developed by the Government of India.
Government hospitals are THE WORST throughout Karnataka, not just Bangalore.
I hope my honest and sincere comments help others in knowing the truth.
Rajesh on Aug 27, 2020:
India is indeed a very safe place. India right from the ancient times till the present times has always been a safe place for the persecuted people throughout the world.
India practises freedom of speech. That is the reason for these many comments to appear in this page. This proves the openness and tolerance of the Indian society. Bangalore is no exception in this scenario.
Bangalore is a good place to live. But just like any other megacity in the world there are a few problems. That's all.
Thank you !
Nandini on Aug 07, 2020:
Bangalore is paradise for murderers, rapists, molesters, burglars, liars, intimidators, cheaters, racists, financial crooks and gangsters.
The media never reports the extremely high crime existing in Bangalore.
As a woman, I felt extremely scared living alone in Bangalore. Sometimes, I felt my life was in danger. People are the worst and least-helpful in Bangalore. I am happy that I have permanently moved out of Bangalore.
All the comments written by 97 other people here about Crime in Bangalore are real and genuine. I have read all of their comments.
Deependra on Aug 01, 2020:
Bangalore is indeed the most racist city in India. Bangalore also has huge amount of crime. What others have mentioned here are correct. In most of the big software companies of Bangalore, the Muslim and Christian employees face a lot of racism. Please read the comments of @Nithesh in the Quality Of Life page for more details.
Millions of people in Bangalore despise the people of these 2 minority religions. The inflow of these religious racists (Bhakts) into Bangalore keeps on increasing each day.
It's all in their minds. Some of them spread false allegations about these 2 minority religions on social media - they are members of the "IT cell". A majority of them are software employees and educated people.
The media never reports the hidden reservation and enormous religious racism existing in the big software companies.

All the Bangalore-based Kannada news channels are arguably the worst media in the world. They show mostly fake news and copy videos of some other events which are not even related. These fake videos are shown over and over again. All the Kannada news channels are a benchmark for fake news. There will be excessive screaming, opinions and loud drumbeats in all these Bangalore-based Kannada news channels. Bangalore is also a hub for fake news reporters. These news channels never report the severe racism existing in Bangalore.
Prakash on Jul 22, 2020:
Bangalore is more racist than any other city of India. If you are not Kannadiga - the native of the province, then there are plenty of chances that you might face abusive words, sometimes physical attack.
P R V on Jun 26, 2020:
I am a woman staying in Bangalore's Gavipuram area. I have been groped, molested and sexually harassed many times in this city. One such incident happened to me at the Bangalore Airport. Many of these people were drunk people.
They had stolen my purse and belongings. Being a Bengaluru localite, I feel ashamed to say that my city has turned into a criminal's paradise. Unfortunately I have enrolled my children into education here. The schools here are charging 2 lakhs Rs. fees each year.
Hameed on Jun 21, 2020:
You are right Motwani sir. People cooperate everywhere in English and Hindi in South India. So nothing special about Bangalore regarding language skills.
Motwani on Jun 21, 2020:
Another boasting aspect in Bangalore are language skills. All over Bangalore and in social media, you will hear and find these:
"Bangalore is the only place in the South where you don't have to learn the local language".
"In Bangalore, everyone speaks English or Hindi".

So what?
There are hundreds of towns and cities in South India where people speak to you in both English and Hindi. It is not at all mandatory to use the local language for communication anywhere in South India. Then what is so special about Bangalore?

Dear #Ranbir, I won't be surprised if the items stolen from your Bangalore house at Koramangala were sold at the Chor Bazaar at Chickpete.
Ranbir on Jun 21, 2020:
I am from Punjab.
During my stay in Bangalore, I was robbed and ripped-off multiple times. My cellphone, wallet and laptop were stolen at the Indiranagar 100 feet road area of Bengaluru.
These gangsters came on a bike at night and stole my belongings. Burglars had also invaded my house at Koramangala locality and stole our TV, mobile phones, hard disks and jewels.
I still don't understand why media is spreading lies about the low Coronavirus positive cases in Bangalore. Just because people are lazy to get tested over there, why should the same people boast a lot and spread in the media?
All Karnataka politicians are living in a world of delusion. They have only developed Bangalore. All Karnataka politicians also have a love affair with this crime-filled town of Bangalore. Please read this:

What is the use of boasting that Bangalore accounts for half of Karnataka's GDP when there is enormous amount of crime and pollution in this town?
In Bangalore, the education, Healthcare and water supply sectors are a mafia.

And I did not find anything special about the highly overrated climate of Bangalore. Its climate is cloudy and depressingly gloomy for 6 months a year. Then there is burning heat during the afternoons in April and May.
In August and September you'll have to save yourself from getting washed away from the floods. It rains insane for just an hour, but the entire Bangalore town will be flooded! All manholes and gutters will be covered by flood waters due to pathetic planning. Many people do not watch their step and lose their lives by stepping on uncovered manholes, gutters in Bangalore. These are real facts and the worst Bangalore media never reports these genuine facts.
If climate was so important, then places in GCC countries, Canada, Finland, Japan, Singapore, etc. would never have developed. Indians are foolish when it comes to climate.
I am very grateful to all the people from across India for posting their honest comments and real facts about Bangalore in this page.
Thanks everyone! Have a great weekend!
Manoj Panda on Jun 15, 2020:
I am surprised that Karnataka government desperately wants to construct an expressway from Bangalore to Chennai soon. For what purpose? Is it of any use? Such a waste of money!

I am from Orissa, and all Karnataka politicians and India politicians (present and past) are foolish and have a very low IQ.

I fully agree with #Chaudhary.
Karnataka government has developed only a remote corner Bangalore and even that place they want it well connected only with Chennai and Tamil Nadu!

There are many places in West Karnataka that have miserable connectivity with Bangalore (Karnataka capital) even today. Roads, railways and airways are pathetic in this state. Plenty of double standards shown by both successive Karnataka government and India government.

Then why not give Bangalore to Tamil Nadu?
Why does Karnataka need a highly crime-infested, dangerously polluted and horrible place like Bangalore? Is it only because of job opportunities and an international airport? It certainly seems true for these 2 reasons.

Even though I'm from Orissa, I have travelled throughout Karnataka. I feel that Hassan, Chikmagalur, Kodagu districts and Periyapatna in Mysore district have a far better climate than Bangalore. Bangalore's climate is absolutely pathetic compared to these 4 places of Karnataka. The high levels of crime in Bangalore make its Quality of Life much worse.
Thanks for reading.
Chaudhary on Jun 11, 2020:
I have read the comments people have written here, and I agree with all of them.
I too feel that all the politicians in Karnataka and entire India have a very low IQ.
Take one instance, why is the Bangalore-Chennai expressway even needed? You can comfortably travel via road/rail/air between Bangalore and Chennai.
But Bangalore lacks good rail and road connectivity with the entire Western Karnataka. Why are all the India and Karnataka politicians so brainless?
Many national/state highways in Karnataka are single-lane and filled with potholes. Railway infrastructure in west Karnataka is also miserable.
Oh, I am from West Bengal, for your information.
All of Karnataka's infrastructure and multinational companies are placed in Bangalore and made the state capital. But they want Bangalore to have excellent connectivity with Chennai and Tamil Nadu, and not with many cities/towns of Karnataka.
This is hypocrisy at its very best!
Brijesh on Jun 02, 2020:
Bangalore is the worst place in Karnataka. This hellhole is glorified and sugarcoated in social media, movies, search engines and news channels. I am speaking the truth.
Karun on May 25, 2020:
Ministers are above the law here in Bengaluru.

It is only the ordinary citizens that have to quarantine for Covid-19 and suffer. Covid-19 does not harm MPs and ministers. They are exempted from quarantine! This happens in the so called "highly educated city" of Bengaluru.
Achintya R on May 25, 2020:
In Bangalore, a 150 year old church will be completely destroyed for the construction of Metro Rail.

Bangalore is not just the capital of Karnataka, Bangalore is also the RSS capital of Karnataka. Karnataka is the only RSS ruled state in South India. Destroying churches in Bangalore is very easy nowadays.
Arindam Chatterjee on May 24, 2020:
This year, a church at Kengeri locality in Bangalore was vandalized by burglars.
The attackers threw away the holy communion.

The altar of the church was vandalized and the tabernacle was destroyed. The burglars came with the intention of destroying this church.
Abhimanyu Ghosh on May 23, 2020:
I am from West Bengal and have stayed in Bangalore for some time.
The Bangalore based Kannada news channels are the worst media in the world. They had invited a Bangalore Kannada actor with a weak mind. These news anchors asked him silly questions and they instigated him into having a physical fight with the news anchors.
These Bangalore based Kannada news channels do these things for their TRP. Kannada news is presented just like horror movies. You want to watch insane news, just watch these Kannada news channels. Bangalore people love to watch these news channels.
R Khurana on May 23, 2020:
About 3 months ago, burglars broke into my house at Bangalore and stole jewelry, TV, utensils, clocks, bedsheets and curtains. I am staying at RT Nagar locality in Bangalore. The burglars used an axe and chopped off the front door of my house. I could make out by seeing the remaining door edges. I now realize why an extra iron door covers the front door in most Bangalore houses. The police said it was my fault because I was not in my house at that time!
One more thing I have to tell is that most Bangalore people are very good at flattery. They will literally end each phrase with Sir, Madam, Boss, Guru, etc. But these same crooked flattering people will play games behind your back. Watch out!
After the lockdown ends, I will return back to my native place in Haryana. I intend to permanently move out of Bangalore and settle in some other city.
Suraj Panda on May 22, 2020:
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I am working in a big software MNC in Bangalore. We are predicting crime rates across various cities. We are also predicting the pollution hazards in India. I too recommend this website API to all the Bangalore software companies working on data prediction and visualization.
Sampreeth on May 22, 2020:
I work for a startup at Nagavara in Bengaluru. This site is very useful for our project. Our usecase is to predict the future crime rate, pollution stats and quality of life in Bengaluru. We are using predictive analytics.
All the comments written by people in this page and other pages are very useful for our text analytics project. We also want to analyze the keywords from all these comments.
We will soon use your API and this is great for our company.
I highly recommend this website to all the Bengaluru startups working on data prediction and analysis. The API is super useful for our projects. Thank you very much.
Dinesh on May 17, 2020:
There is a place in Bangalore called "Chor Bazaar". It is located in Bangalore's Chickpet locality.

"Chor Bazaar" means "Thieves Market" in English. You can purchase all the stolen items at a very very cheap price.
The smartphones stolen from BMTC bus passengers will be sold for as cheap as Rs. 100 at Bangalore's Chor Bazaar. There are lots of other stolen items that will be sold here at a very cheap price.

Chor Bazaar is open only on Sundays. The next time in Bangalore you're wondering where your stolen item might be,
It could have ended up at Chor Bazaar (Thieves Market), and sold to some cheap customer.
Actually the entire police force in Bangalore are a bunch of thieves.
And Bangalore is India's "Technology Capital".
Basheer on May 17, 2020:
I had written earlier. I want to add on a few things here.

Sites such as Google, Quora, social media, movies and India news have done a lot of sugarcoating to Bangalore, showing it like some sort of paradise. These sites have exaggerated the dry climate and English/Hindi reading ability of Bangaloreans.

But Numbeo is genuine, honest, trustworthy and very accurate. It also relies on the opinions of people. Also remember that over 500 people have so far expressed their opinion about crime in Bangalore. My special thanks to Numbeo for giving us factual and unbiased information.

Bangalore has the highest crime in South India. Most incidents don't get reported. Bangalore is also the most polluted and most expensive place in South India.
Basheer on May 17, 2020:
Another problem at Bangalore is in the Non-AC BMTC buses. Every day, there will be goons travelling in these buses, and they instigate verbal fights with the bus conductor. This happens in many non-AC buses in the city each day. These verbal fights can sometimes lead to physical fights. Although physical fights in buses are very rare.
These passenger goons instigate verbal fights to distract the bus driver, conductor and co-passengers. Their intention is to help the pickpocketers, chain-snatchers and other thieves to escape easily from the buses. In Bangalore, it is always a safer option to travel in Volvo buses instead of the non-AC non-Volvo buses.
And never travel in Bangalore auto-rickshaws, unless you have booked rides via some cellphone App.
Anonymous on May 16, 2020:
I'm not North Indian lol, I was born in Alwal, Andhra Pradesh and only have North Indian ancestors. My parents are from Nagpur and Erode/Coimbatore. I did not go to the North because of the distance (apart from places like Delhi and Ahmedabad).
I can agree about climate and certain points of crime like mugging and theft, sometimes even kidnapping and murder (like where I used to live in Garudacharpalya), and busy places aren't the safest, you're right. Maybe crime happens a lot and only like a very little bit of it gets reported. Also, I was young at that time and probably wasn't too aware about it and only area I lived in were Hyderabad, Ooty and b'lore.

There are couple of things to criticize Bangalore for, like the pollution, and bad roads, but it's surprising how the safety to walk alone at night here is on the verge of being low. I think this website is more specific and doesn't sugarcoat info like google I think. It's similar to Mumbai in a way where it has both extreme poverty and and low hygiene in local restaurants but at the same time overpriced living and riches and great hospitality in high class restaurants like BBQ Nation, Toscana, Mainland China and hotels like Marriott where you actually get to try food and it isn't strictly for staying. Schooling wise, our school was voted the 6th best in India. Not all are perfect tho.

Plus there was a shooting today, literally like 10 hours ago, so that also proves your point.

I'm probably gonna come back to visit this June, hope it's all good. Just need precautions, which I'm here to ask.

And I need some examples of better South Indian cities...? Maybe Chennai, Mangalore, Kochi, or Salem.
Ranjith on May 16, 2020:
To @Jai,

Mr. Jai, looks like you had lived in North India and migrated to Bangalore. In terms of crime, Bangalore might be better than North India cities.
But when Bangalore is compared with South Indian and Maharashtrian cities, then Bangalore is a hellhole.

I am very sorry to be blunt. I am from Maharashtra.
Climate is very very overhyped in cities like Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Mysore and Belgaum. Most Indians think that dry climate = great cities. I pity their childishness.

Bangalore has now being taken over by North Indians.Just walk through busy junctions in Bangalore, and you will experience Extortion right before your very own eyes. This is one such example. There are plenty more suggested by other people.
Do such crimes ever get reported? Do the Bangalore police put these thugs behind bars?
The answer is a blatant NO.
Indian news channels are worse, but all Bangalore based Kannada news channels are 'The worst'.

You haven't visited smaller south Indian cities that have a much much better Quality of Life than this overhyped Bangalore.

I fully agree that this survey and details in this website are 100% accurate.
I fully support and agree with the opinions of the estimated 80 other people here.
This is the most unbiased and honest survey you will get about Bangalore and other Indian cities.
Jai on May 16, 2020:
I lived here for 6-7 years, and think certain areas are bad, but is it really THIS unsafe? If so how?
Can you please summarize it for me?

I can't read all 80 comments at once, especially when they keep increasing.
K Malhotra on May 15, 2020:
Superb and thoughtful analysis by Mr./Ms. Banerjee.
Bangalore and Mumbai are the most overrated villages of India. I still can't imagine that today's Indians have a craze for cool climate. If they are so dire to enjoy cool climate, then let all these Indians settle permanently in Antarctica and Mars. These Indians can enjoy forever the cool climate over there.
Many Indians are naive. Why did the British develop the hot and humid India coastal cities (Bombay, Madras and Calcutta) and all over the world.
As someone else had mentioned in Bangalore pollution section, Bombay, Calcutta and Madras would never have existed if not for the British.
Bangalore is one of those dust bowls, which is land-locked and insanely polluted. The crimes are also extremely high.
I live in Chandigarh and never want to visit Bangalore. Bangalore is also ridiculously expensive. Bangalore is among the worst places to live in India.
R Bannerjee on May 09, 2020:
I read in Quora that Kannadigas are the most chilled out people in India, because of the cool climate.
That means then all humans living in Antarctica or Mars will be having cool temperament. Shows the amount of marketing and PR being done on social media by Karnataka government and Kannadigas towards Bangalore and Mysore.
But honesty and sanity prevails in Numbeo.
Thank you Numbeo for providing an unbiased opinion.
I will be subscribing soon to your newsletter.
Manan Shah on May 07, 2020:
I am from Gujarat. Mr. Viswanathan is right when he said that the outskirts of Bangalore have a very low literacy rate.

1. Hoskote in Tumkur near Bangalore has a literacy rate of 54%

2. Ganganahalli at Kolar near Bangalore has a literacy rate of 51%

3. Ramanagara (Bangalore rural) has a literacy rate of 63%

These are some of the randomly chosen examples. Many more examples are there but too long to be mentioned in my comment.

All the illiterate rowdies of these Bangalore's neighbouring districts work as blue-collar daily wage workers in Bangalore.
If you are thinking of settling in the outskirts of Bangalore, then you are completely insane.
It is the absolute truth that the Bangalore region is a gangsters' paradise.
Viswanathan on May 07, 2020:
Primary school education in Bangalore is not affordable and ridiculously expensive.
Bangalore is only fit for some person who has coffers filled with billions of rupees.
Even high schools are highly overpriced here.
These Bangalore schools recruit sadistic teachers and principals.
It is not at all worth living in this dystopia where people don't have any humanity.
Hospital treatments are also way overpriced. Unnecessary tests will be carried out and you will spend lakes of rupees in Bangalore even for a simple treatment. ICU bill will be much more than a lakh rupees per day!
Robbery, extortion, suicide and murder are very common in Bangalore. Most of the crime cases don't even get reported over here.
Not sure which agency reported that Bangalore is among the cheapest cities in the world. It certainly is a retarded and shameless PR agency.
Oh, and if you think outskirts of Bangalore are better to live, then let me remind you that Bangalore outskirts villages and towns don't even have basic infrastructure. Their literacy rate is around 50% !
Amrit on May 06, 2020:
I agree with the comments of K. Mehta in the Bangalore healthcare section.
To add, the Education sector is also a Mafia in Bangalore.
Primary schools in Bangalore charge fees at a minimum of 1 lakh per year. The teaching and infrastructure are below par for the exorbitant fees demanded by these Bangalore primary schools. Creativity taught is Nil.
I have spent several lakhs of rupees just for the primary school education of my children.
The companies in Bangalore offer peanut salaries to their employees. I thought that Bangalore would offer a better livelihood, but it's a true Hell. Trust me. Don't ever believe Bangalore's marketing and PR people in social media, movies and news.
I have now permanently moved out of Bangalore, this was one of the happiest decisions of my life.
Pankaj on May 04, 2020:
All Kannada news channel agencies are filled with gangsters and low-class rowdies from Bangalore and its surrounding districts. This includes all the Kannada news anchors also.
Watching Kannada news channels for long might lead to heart attack or brain hemorrhage. A very real fact. The news is propagated in such a way to terrorize and frighten viewers.
Even Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu news channels are very bad and full of crap, but not as bad as Kannada.
One need not have a masters degree in Journalism to join news companies in South India. Bangalore is leading by example for all South Indian states that being a scary hooligan is all that it takes to be a journalist.
G G on May 03, 2020:
North Indians and Malayalees have ruined our Bengaluru. They are all cunning and selfish marketing folks who don't work, but have their network for finding jobs in this city through corrupt influence and nepotism.
Both North Indians and Malayalees think that they are developing Bengaluru, instead they have made Bengaluru a hellhole.
We Kannadigas NEVER invited North Indians and Malayalees into our city.
You Northies and Mallus will do a great job if you all get out of our Bengaluru forever.

Sincere Regards,
Bengaluru Kannadiga
Satish Sachdeva on Apr 28, 2020:
To #C Reddy
You are absolutely correct. But you forgot to add Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri district to your list of districts of rowdies.
You will find many daily wage rowdy workers in Bangalore, migrated from this district too.
And there is enough evidence here, commented by the earlier people to prove that Bangalore is indeed a criminal's paradise.
Aryan S batny on Apr 22, 2020:
By passing an oridinence by chief minister of Karnataka that so and so called shops can be opened and request all the people to do digital transactions for the people who doesn't know to do for them it is excuesd and the shopkeeper should notice everyone personally while doing the payment
Mahesh on Apr 07, 2020:
Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and entire Kerala should be locked down for a very long time. Otherwise Coronavirus will spread from these densely populated places to smaller cities, towns and villages.
All flights to and from China, East Asia, Europe, UK, USA, GCC countries, etc. should be completely banned in India for atleast another 2 years. This is absolutely mandatory.
These foreign nationals, NRIs, OCIs along with India's International Airports are the main cause for Coronavirus to spread in India.
R Prakash J on Apr 05, 2020:
Bangalore is a very dangerous place to live. The immigrants as well as locals in Bangalore are staying in a fool's paradise. Bangalore is one of the best places in the world for murderers and molesters.
The Bangalore police takes no action against criminals. Many people in Bangalore are more dangerous than Coronavirus. Suicide rates in Bangalore are the highest in India.

Crime rate in Bangalore is highly deadly due to the migration of people from other states. People from other states of India have completely destroyed Bangalore. I am telling the truth that Bangalore (capital city of Karnataka) is one of the worst places to live in the world.
Aravind on Mar 15, 2020:
Very bad situation indeed in Bangalore. Bangalore has become a paradise for criminals and gangsters.
Climate has also become worst in Bangalore. Summers are very hot and dry. There is a place called Sakleshpur in Karnataka that has the best climate in India according to me. And, Bangalore is NOT the most multi-lingual city in Karnataka.
Bangalore is a crime-infested city situated near the Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh border.
Being a Maharashtrian from Pune, I fully support and encourage Karnataka to develop Sakleshpur as a world-class city. Sakleshpur has abundant water supply, Sakleshpur has undoubtedly the best climate in India, and beaches are also much nearer. In Sakleshpur, you will need sweaters even during peak summer nights. The winters are very pleasant and cool. Sakleshpur receives mist during most nights in a year.

It is a shame on all the Kannadigas and all the Karnataka politicians, that Sakleshpur still hasn't been provided good infrastructure and made a city. All the software companies from that crime-infested Bangalore should be shifted to Sakleshpur very soon.

Sakleshpur has excellent railway connectivity with all the places of Karnataka and India. Bangalore has horrible climate compared to the excellent and delightful climate of Sakleshpur.

Bangalore is completely loaded with dust. While at Sakleshpur (approx 3500 feet above Sea Level), the Arabian Sea winds keep it cool and completely unharmed from air pollution.

Bangalore has worst climate and people compared to Sakleshpur. If Karnataka doesn't shift all the software companies and research companies to Sakleshpur soon, I will never visit Karnataka again in my life.
Ramesh on Mar 08, 2020:
It is absolutely shameful to know that in Bengaluru, the statues and crosses of Jesus have been destroyed by the Hindu saffron party and its fundamentalist groups.

According to these Hindutva fundamentalists of Bengaluru, only minority religions misuse and construct buildings in "illegal" land. Believe me, there are thousands of people in Bengaluru's software companies who support these Hindutva fundamentalist groups and their actions.
But these same Bengaluru software people beg for onsite travel opportunities in Christian countries such as UK, European countries, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, etc., and wish to permanently settle over there ! This is the height of hypocrisy.

Take the present-day United Kingdom alone, look how tolerant this tiny Christian nation is to Hinduism

But Bengaluru, the absolutely fake "cosmopolitan" city has become a dangerous place for minority religions. Shame on India ! Shame on Bengaluru ! Shame on Karnataka !
This is just the beginning. Wait and watch about the future of India, particularly the bigoted and crime-infested Bengaluru.
I sure hope this website tolerates freedom of speech.
Mithun on Mar 07, 2020:
In Bengaluru, the authorities and many other saffron party members have completely destroyed many statues of Jesus Christ and crosses.

Bengaluru people are extremely narrow-minded and intolerant to other religions. All these Bengaluru people beg for on-site opportunities for settling down permanently in Europe, USA, Canada and Australia. Lesser said about this bigoted Bengaluru city, the better. This is just a sample. There are plenty of crimes that go unreported in Bengaluru.
Chirag on Feb 16, 2020:
Both Bangalore and Hyderabad are horrible places to live.
Hyderabad and Bangalore both offer worst quality of life.
Software industry is modern day slavery. The only option in Software companies is to permanently move out of India and settle in a foreign country.
Prabhu on Feb 16, 2020:
Bangalore has pathetic infrastructure. This year, Bangalore winter was a summer season. Climate has deteriorated badly at Bangalore.
Karnataka only focuses on Bangalore and Mysore. No offense, but all other places except Bangalore and Mysore are considered sh*t by Karnataka governments. Karnataka government has a separate ministry to look into the infrastructure of Bangalore.
These narrow-minded Bangalore people haven't visited Shanghai or even Abu Dhabi.
Inspite of Karnataka treating Bangalore as its only child, Bangalore is total crap and a failure at the moment.
Bangalore Software industry is a body-shop cheap labour slavery market for North America and Europe masters. Every person in Bangalore software dreams of getting a Visa and permanently moving out of India and its overhyped so-called Technology Capital.
If you don't like my honest comments, it was your decision to read it.
Vijender on Feb 09, 2020:
Bangalore is a place where you will have power cuts for several hours every day.
Welcome to the "Technology capital of India", "Silicon Valley of India", "First city in Asia to get electricity".
Any other glorifiable nickname you want to add?
Yogendra on Feb 06, 2020:
The drivers in Bangalore never stick to a single lane. They wobble and swirl around the road lanes every 100 metres. It is annoying to drive a car in Bangalore. Actually, entire India has absolutely horrible road manners, but Bangalore takes it to another level.

Many riders in Bangalore don't even wear helmets, in spite of the Karnataka government making it mandatory. In localities such as Jayanagar, vehicles are driven on the footpath. Footpaths are as wide as roads in Jayanagar.

The traffic police in Bangalore are mute spectators.

The minimum distance between 2 vehicles on the Bangalore roads can many times be 1 millimetre. Many cars are dented. This year, Bangalore was named as the city with the worst traffic in the world.
Prashant Shinde on Feb 05, 2020:
Yes Raghav.
I too feel the same. Looks like Bangalore has a marketing team on Quora to highlight about its language speaking skills.
I am from Mumbai, and mark my words, Bangalore is not even the most multi-lingual city in Karnataka.
Cities such as Mangalore and Belgaum are more multi-lingual and accommodating than Bangalore. It is a REAL FACT. But people spread lies in Quora about Bangalore.
In Mangalore city, the widely languages spoken are Tulu, Konkani, Kannada, Malayalam, Beary, English, Hindi, Tamil and Marathi (similar to Konkani).
In Belgaum city, they are Marathi, Konkani, Kannada, English and Hindi.

Myself being a Marathi, I feel that Bangalore is not the most cosmopolitan city of Karnataka. Then how can Bangalore be the most cosmopolitan city in India?

Seriously, what does Bangalore offer apart from software companies? Have you ever thought about this?
Software companies are a place for mental depression in the long term. It is providing cheap outsourcing labour to Western countries. Your obesity, stress and blood pressure levels will go for a toss.
In Bangalore, the auto tuktuk drivers charge Rs.500 for 6-7 km rides many times ! They never use the meters!
Is this the definition of the most accommodating city of Karnataka?

And what kind of an International airport does Bangalore have? It takes atleast 2-3 hours just to reach there. And it is crowded just like Mumbai nowadays. The security checks and luggage drop points are filled with very very long queues. The airport is also bad except for its gardens. All the airport security staff of Bangalore are extremely rude even for domestic travellers!

Bangalore is a truly pathetic place, overhyped and glorified by social media. That's all I can say.
Raghav on Feb 05, 2020:
I don't understand the nonsense spread by people in Quora that Bangalore is the only city in Karnataka where you can survive without learning Kannada.
I think many people in Bangalore are either alcoholic, mentally challenged or deluded to the core.

Visit other cities of Karnataka such as Hubli-Dharwad, Belgaum or Mangalore before making such ridiculous claims about language skills on Quora and other social media sites.
suri on Feb 01, 2020:
On friday 31 Jan 2020, i was walking along the sideway of Forum Mall, Koramangala. There 2 transgenders started asking money. After i gave them, they snatched my wallet took 500 rs returned my wallet.

I am new to Banglore just came 1 week back and this was completely outrageous. I was completely horrified with the incident.
Varun on Jan 26, 2020:
Karnataka means only Bangalore. In fact, the whole world should take note of the "Karnataka model" of development that commenced from 1956.
It will make any capitalist very proud.

All investments and infrastructure received by the Karnataka government is showered only on Bangalore. Mysore is the only other city that can enjoy the fringe drops of this downpour of goodies on Bangalore by Karnataka government.

If you even consider the Education sector of Bangalore, just look the number of government based education institutions

Now add to this the humongous International airport, and the universe of companies, all located in a tiny piece of land called Bangalore.

All the Karnataka ministers force the investors to only invest in Bangalore !!
Which other Indian state follows such a selfish and centralized approach?
The answer is None other than Karnataka.
Even the state from where I come from - Madhya Pradesh, Indore and Bhopal are equally developed.
Karnataka's neighbors Tamil Nadu and Kerala have 4 international airports, and more in the pipeline.

It's no wonder that people in Bangalore cry about the fast deteriorating Quality of Life, increasing crime, horrendous traffic, rising pollution, inflation and unaffordable healthcare.
Rakshith Gupta on Jan 25, 2020:
These are all genuine facts about Bangalore commented by all the users over here. Just because you have a city at over 3000 feet above sea level with dry climate, that doesn't mean that it has to be safe or have good people. Bangalore is yet another hill station of India. But it has become an urban chaos.

Ironically, Bangalore is the only place that the Karnataka government cares for. All other places in the state apart from Mysore are totally neglected by the Karnataka government.

Bangalore is not a good place to stay. Its crime, pollution, traffic, healthcare, greediness and corruption levels are becoming worse day by day.
Gaurav on Jan 24, 2020:
Yesterday in Bangalore, I was attacked and harassed by transgender beggar thieves on the roadside. They pulled my clothes and stole my mobile phone and wallet. These are male thieves that dress up in female clothes and pretend to be transgenders. They are a gang of rowdies and can beat you up.
The highly corrupt Bangalore police doesn't take any action against these thieves. But they will accept bribes from these transgender thieves. Safety is pathetic in the capital city of Karnataka.
I feel that my hometown of Ahmedabad in Gujarat is much safer and better than Bangalore.
P Kumar on Jan 23, 2020:
Anyone who thinks that Bangalore is a livable and safe city, is staying in a fool's paradise. There are all types of crime happening in Bangalore. All the police officers, government officials and news journalists in Bangalore are highly corrupt. They accept hefty bribes from the people, and many of them have criminal links. I am a Bihari, but I feel the present day Bangalore isn't any less corrupt than the North Indian cities.
People are only coming to Bangalore because of the large number of companies and central government institutions. There is no other reason to come to this place.
Harish on Jan 22, 2020:
Completely agree with the comments and remarks of the previous users. Bangalore is highly unsafe in several parameters. It is not a good place to live.
I am from Maharashtra and feel that Pune is a lot safer than Bangalore in all parameters and aspects. Corruption is also extremely high in Bangalore.
Parvathi on Jan 05, 2020:
Old Bangalore was described by the following sobriquets
1. Garden city
2. Pensioner's Paradise
3. City of a thousand lakes

Present-day Bangalore is described as the following
1. Garbage city
2. Drunkard's paradise
3. Suicide capital
4. Asthma capital
5. Hooligan's heaven
6. Traffic mess
7. City of a handful of lakes - completely polluted, foaming and encroached lakes
Deepa Kurup on Jan 04, 2020:
Yes, following up on the other users' comments, I too feel that crime is extremely high in Bangalore.
In addition to a few people ending your life at Bangalore, Bangalore also has a specialty of many people making you end your own life. It is quite obvious that you'll be under a lot of stress in Bangalore, due to many rude and ignorant selfish people living over there. This is why it has the highest number of suicides for any place in India. The innocent people will definitely suffer in Bangalore, while the corrupt and crooked people will enjoy over there.
Karnataka government only cares for Bangalore and not any other place, but the irony is Bangalore is definitely among the "most unlivable places in the world", and this is only due to the people staying over there.
Bangalore has become a Dystopia.
Chandra Reddy on Jan 04, 2020:
I totally agree with what Mr. Mohan had said earlier.
I hail from Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh, and I find Bangalore to be an absolute nightmare. Bangalore is now populated with criminals from all the states of India. The innocent people in Bangalore will get harassed, bullied and will be under enormous stress. The righteous and the sincere, innocent people cannot survive in Bangalore. Bangalore is a glorified hellhole, and nothing else.
Arun Mohan on Jan 03, 2020:
I am a Malayali who had lived for sometime in Bangalore.

Bangalore is rightly called the SUICIDE CAPITAL OF INDIA. Here are some of the newspapers and online sources which prove this fact.

There are enough tertiary sources to prove that this highly over-hyped hellhole Bangalore is the country's SUICIDE CAPITAL. People of Bangalore consider them to be staying in a fool's paradise and delusion. They think that Bangalore is the best place in Karnataka, India and the entire World.
Vishwas Reddy on Dec 23, 2019:
You are absolutely right Srivatsan. The Karnataka government distributes leftovers to all places except Bangalore and Mysore. This is why Karnataka has highly skewed development in India. All the infrastructure and major companies are placed only in Bangalore.

There should be a 'separate state' movement in places outside the Bangalore-Mysore region of Karnataka. This is how Telangana became a separate state.

But, in spite of all the spoon-feeding done to Bangalore by Karnataka government, Bangalore has still become a Hellhole today. But along with Bangalore, cities such as Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi and Kolkata are also Hellholes of India and certainly highly unlivable cities.
Srivatsan on Dec 23, 2019:
I am from Coimbatore and presently staying in Bangalore.
Karnataka only cares about Bangalore. All other Karnataka places are of no use, and dealt with extreme apathy by the Karnataka government.
All the infrastructure, investments and companies are provided to Bangalore. The leftovers and unwanted things are given to other places. My hometown Coimbatore is more developed than all Karnataka cities except Bangalore.
Karnataka has had the worst and biased governments in India starting from 1956. The Mysore kings were far better in sincere administration than any Karnataka government.
All other cities in Karnataka are not worth visiting apart from Bangalore and Mysore.
Pavan on Dec 01, 2019:
Day after day, Bengaluru is becoming a more dangerous place to stay.
Due to the huge influx of people from other states of India, crime rate has drastically increased in Bengaluru.
Even the local Bengaluru Kannadigas behave as sycophants with the migrant people from other states.
Apart from job opportunities and an International airport, there is absolutely no reason for Kannadigas to migrate to Bengaluru. The Karnataka capital Bengaluru is a dystopia and complete failure at the moment.
Kannadigas are treated as outsiders in the Karnataka capital city itself !!
The things mentioned by other people in the comments section about Bengaluru crime is absolutely Genuine and True.
Dilip Adiga on Nov 25, 2019:
I was drinking the polluted, contaminated water served to me while staying at a PG in Bengaluru. I was infected with tapeworms and they reached my brain. I had to take daily appointments with a Neurosurgeon.
I still have a mental disorder after drinking the contaminated water.
I paid 10 months advance rent to my PG landlord, but I quit the PG within 2 months. He never refunded me any money. I never got any compensation for my treatment.
Preetham Gowda on Nov 16, 2019:
I absolutely concur with the language skills aspect. That is a highly overrated and oversold concept of Bangalore. It looks like a Marketing gimmick to attract more people into Bangalore. In Bangalore and also in social media, you'll hear comments like "Bangaloreans can speak plenty of languages", "Bangalore is the only place in India where you don't need to learn the local language", "Bangaloreans are the most accommodating people in India", "Kannada is on the decline in Bangalore", "Bangaloreans will speak your language to make you comfortable". I call these comments as absolute nonsense, and they are nothing more than cheap marketing gimmicks by the Bangalore people.

Bangalore people think that people living in other cities and towns of India can't read, write or communicate in English. People from other cities/towns in India are not aware of Hindi. Only Bangalore people can speak perfect English and Hindi. This is a perfect example of extreme narrow-mindedness. This is probably a result of excessive alcohol consumption by the people of Bangalore. Bangalore is proudly called "Pub Capital of India".

As long as alcohol consumption prevails in Bangalore, its crime rate will deteriorate from worse to worst. Recently, many crime incidents are unreported in Bangalore. Do you know why? Because the people don't have trust in the Bangalore police itself. Bangalore police are much worse than the criminals. The corrupt Bangalore police accept bribes from criminals. When Bangalore is the centre place for the people from Old Mysore Region, how can Kannada be on the decline? This is another nonsensical delusion in the minds of Bangalore people.

I don't know when Bangalore people became the most accommodating people in India. When you pay 10 months advance rent to your landlord, and shed your huge lump sum cash to all the swindling auto drivers there, when they refuse to ride you, this is called "Accommodating nature".

And about the faraway Bangalore Airport, you better book a good cab. Otherwise there is a high chance you'll miss the flight.
Rakesh on Oct 27, 2019:
BBMP is right up there among the most corrupt organizations in the world. They have completely destroyed the infrastructure and planning of Bangalore. Garden city has transformed into a Garbage town and now become a Dead village. This was correctly predicted by IISc. The Bangalore roads are totally horrible, with potholes even in the major roads and junctions. The roads are dug up for absurd reasons, and left unattended for several years. The rains make it even worse. The metro rail project is offering joyrides at a few places, and the vast remaining parts are taking years to get constructed. Until then, you'll get to watch dust, potholes, broken sidewalks, open sewers and slums. And yes, this village has burning lakes filled with toxic foam.
If not for the population and area size, Bangalore is by no means even a Tier-2 city, let alone a Mega-city. It is an overgrown village, and should be called "Silicon Halli". Bangaloreans boast that theirs was the first place in Asia to get electricity. But today, there are rampant power cuts every day in many parts of this overgrown village called Bangalore or Bengaluru.
Bangalore is India's Technology Capital, where the quality of water is also terrible. The Bengaluru water tanker mafia is even prepared to bring water from the gutters of Coorg district, and brand it as "Pure Kaveri water". It has got those PSU companies and the Software companies due the extreme centralization and pampering of both the successive Karnataka governments and the Central governments. After all, this overgrown village is the Capital of Karnataka.
And if you are an employee in Bangalore, you will surely face discrimination and racism as most of the foolish Indians work in the Service based software labour companies of Bangalore. If you do not belong to their state, or speak their language or belong to their religion, you'll definitely get discriminated in the companies of the village called Bangalore.
You'll hear lots of boasting about the language tolerance and skills of Bangaloreans. "Most welcoming city of India", "Cosmopolitan city", "International City", etc. For your information, this village called Bangalore is situated near the Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh border. Also Keralites and North Indians who love to migrate will land first in this village, thanks to the PR tactics of Bangalore and the useless Karnataka government.
The levels of boasting are simply off the charts. Bangaloreans say that Tamil Nadu has language problems, but Tamil Nadu's border village Bangalore is most tolerant. This is the level of narrow-mindedness of Bangaloreans. And as mentioned by others, Bangalore is definitely a "fool's paradise". And the people who live in the village are certainly living in a world of Delusion. They are deluded and think that their village is a great international city. But Karnataka, and India as a whole is truly great to invest more and more in the Gas Chamber called Delhi, Slum village called Mumbai and a Dead village called Bengaluru.
Anonymous on Sep 07, 2019:
To Anonymous,

Why one should learn Kannada.Punjab never say that you learn punjabi,Rajasthan never say learn Rajasthani,I don't know my own state language,they never said you leave the place.Just because They value human.OK tell me if we learn Kannada what miracle will happen you dumbo.You tell us immigrant ,because of we immigrants only you karnataka people is living lavish life.You never earn with hard work but you got money by selling lands.Any you want more money AnD girls.But you don't get because you are not deserving and in fustration you do such acts.
Arpith Gowda on Sep 06, 2019:
Hello Miss Sutheekshna,
What Anonymous had to say is very true. Bengaluru and Mumbai are the only 2 cities providing mass employment in India. This is the only reason why many people move to Bengaluru.
But if you call it 'highly exaggerated', then you are staying in a Fool's Paradise.
Bengaluru is already a Dead and unlivable city due to
1. Pub capital of India - Alcohol can turn an innocent man into a criminal.
2. Lakes filled with garbage, foam and fire. Where have all the lakes disappeared in Bengaluru? Do you know that Vrishabhavathi, an open garbage sewer was once a clean river of Bengaluru?
3. Rude and cheating auto drivers. Atleast half of the cab drivers are thugs over there. A complete contrast of Mumbai.
4. All water sources are depleted. Water tanker mafia has taken over the water supply from BWSSB.
5. Worst traffic you'll ever find in India. Bengaluru, once a planned city is now filled with narrow roads.
6. There is dust all over this city. No wonder, Asthma is very common in Bengaluru.
7. Payment of 10 months of rent in advance to the PG owners. All Paying Guest facilities in Bengaluru are pathetic. I can't think of any place in this world that asks for 10 months advance rent.
8. Transgender beggar rowdies will hit and harass you on the streets in Bengaluru. They will steal all your money and the cops over there are pathetic.
I have lived in Bengaluru,spent my childhood and have permanently settled in Mysuru.
I don't want to return back to Bengaluru anymore.
Sutheekshna on Aug 24, 2019:
I was going through the comments of Anonymous. I agree some portions of the comments are true (may be up to 25 percent) but the comments of Anonymous presents a very highly exaggerated view. It seems Anonymous has a high dislike towards Karnataka.If what Anonymous says is correct, why people from all over the country likes to settle in Bengaluru?
Anonymous on Aug 06, 2019:
Auto drivers and Taxi drivers are the worst in Bangalore. Molestation of women happens everyday in Bangalore Ola Uber taxis. These companies pay the Media heavily to avoid humiliation.
My mother, sister and relatives have been molested by taxi drivers in Bangalore. Auto drivers never follow the meter in Bangalore.
Anonymous on Aug 05, 2019:
I am from Karwar, and had stayed in Bangalore for 2 years. I no longer live over there.
In all the IT companies of Bangalore, the Kannadigas from Mandya, Hassan, Mysore, Kolar and North Karnataka all work as sweepers, floor cleaners, dish washers and watchmen. This is how pathetic the Karnataka capital has become today.
Telugu Reddys from Andhra Pradesh are the main culprits in destroying Bangalore. These crooked backstabbing Telugu people have built plenty of apartments on Bangalore lakes and play lot of office politics in IT companies. They boast of their fake speaking Kannada skills, but they ridicule the Kannada people who have no other option.
We people from Karwar don't like any place in Karnataka. For Karwarians, Bangalore means ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. People from Karwar dream of settling down permanently in Goa, Pune and Mumbai.
Bangalore is a highly corrupt place.
anonynous on Jun 30, 2019:
Karnataka is most corrupt state of india officially. It shows the corrupt mindset of local people here.Dont blame outsiders, they are 200 times better people than these locals who like drinking cheap liquor once evening approaches.No where in india you see this culture, in broad day light consuming liquor on roadside.Disgusting , nasty people.
anonynous on Jun 30, 2019:
Sorry to say" Local karnataka people are responsible for crimes completely(daily post evening start liquor consumption,low sense of hygiene, cheating).Outsiders are much well behaved compared to local folks from rural places.
M Deshpande on Mar 10, 2019:
For all those Anonymous' commenters, update your knowledge about some of the facts.
Most of the people in Bangalore working as taxi drivers, auto rickshaw drivers, bus conductors, lineworkers, house-maids, security guards, roadside vegetable sellers, floor cleaners etc. are Kannadigas hailing from the neighbouring districts of Bangalore.

The average Kannadiga has much lower levels of education than the immigrants in Bangalore. Add to this, the slave mentality of suffixing every sentence with Sir, Madam has created an impression that Kannada is not worth learning in Bangalore. It is the Bangalore Kannadigas themselves, who have belittled Kannada and not by the North Indian, Malayali and Bengali immigrants.
Alcohol is a major cause of crime in Bangalore, which boasts of being India's Pub City. Most of these Kannadiga unskilled workers after a day's work consume alcohol in those Bar and Restaurants found throughout the city, and cause crimes such as molestation, chain snatching etc. Bangalore is not a safe city by any yardstick. It is going from worse to worst day-by-day. But one cannot only blame North Indians for this problem. It's the Kannadigas along with North Indians and other Indian ethnicities, that are responsible for the increasing Crime in Bangalore.
Anonymous on Mar 10, 2019:
Bangalore is completely ruined by North Indians. They are a disgrace to Bangalore. Majority of the crime related incidents such as murder, theft and molestation happening in Bangalore are due to these North Indians. They never learn our Kannada language, and look down upon the South Indian people like Kannadigas and Tamilians. Even in shops, they break the queue and talk arrogantly and very loudly in their Hindi. They think that India means only Hindi, Hindustan and Hindutva.

Even in Bangalore software companies, all these arrogant and crooked North Indian people (Kaamchors) get promoted with bonus for not doing any hard work. But the Kannadiga, who works silently and sincerely for the company is always ignored, depreciated and frowned. Being a pure Bengaluru Kannadiga, I feel very sad to say that "Bengaluru has gone to Dogs because of all the North Indians and their cruel mentality".
Anonymous on Mar 05, 2019:
I completely agree with the comments of the previous Anonymous user.
Moreover, Pickpocketing and Robbery are very common in the BMTC buses of Bangalore. My new backpack was totally torn apart by thieves, and my laptop and mobile phone got stolen inside a crowded BMTC bus near BTM Layout. The gang of thieves had used cutting pliers and shears to tear the backpack and steal my laptop. They escaped and the Bangalore police did not do anything to these thieves, even though they're fully aware of their whereabouts.

The police in Bangalore receive a huge lump sum every month from these thieves, and they never get caught. There is no law maintenance whatsoever in Bangalore. Many of my friends had complained about their mobile phones getting stolen in Bangalore. You will never get them back, as the local police are hand-in-glove with all the thieves.
Anonymous on Mar 02, 2019:
I am a Kannadiga from Davangere. Let me share some insights as to what the people from North and Central parts of Karnataka feel about Bangalore.
First of all, the Karnataka government nurtured and spoon-fed only Bangalore, and has neglected every other place outside that Old Mysore Region (OMR). This was a city in 1960s, filled with people from TN and AP states. Kannadigas even at that time, comprised barely 20% of the Bangalore population. North and Central Karnataka, where Kannadigas even today are a majority, is totally neglected by the Karnataka government. This neglect and apathy applies for coastal Karnataka as well.
Bangalore has received all the goodies from the OMR centric Karnataka government, and they always look down upon the people from North, Central and Coastal Karnataka.

Let me make one point very clear - KANNADIGAS FROM NORTH KARNATAKA AND DAVANGERE DON'T LIKE BANGALORE FOR ANY REASON. We always feel as outsiders in Bangalore. After the IT revolution, Bangalore has become an awful and miserable city for a Kannadiga to live.
What's the point in living in this so called Karnataka capital for a Kannadiga, when there is enormous amount of pollution (dust, smoke, allergy, noise)? Several lakes and a river are pathetically polluted, foaming and burning !!

Bangalore is filled with outsiders from other states, and they never learn the Kannada language. Even in IT companies, there is plenty of bias, politics and bureaucracy, and the Bangalore HRs from other Indian states, recruit only utterly useless people from their states. It is a REAL FACT that even after 25 years of its existence as India's Silicon Valley, not even a single recognizable software product has been manufactured in Bangalore. There isn't any programming language created over here. Instead Bangalore only exists to provide very cheap outsourcing labour (day and night) for the First World countries. And for this reason, people from other Indian states are flocking into our State capital !!

Safety is a ridiculous concept in this Garbage city. Auto rickshaw drivers will fleece all the money from your pockets, thinking you are some millionaire. Transgender beggars racket is rampant over here, and you guessed it right, they come from those North Indian states. Be prepared to get hit on the head by their gang, your hair pulled, and get slapped on the face. Also be thick skinned, if they steal your wallet or cellphone right in front of you and never return it back. If that's not all, your cellphone could very well get stolen in the BMTC buses as well.

India's Pub Capital Bangalore is also a Drunkard's paradise. Once, I was travelling in a bus, when a drunk biker rider dashed against it. Well, this drunkard instead of talking to the bus driver, picked up a boulder and completely shattered my window glass at the backseat. My face was completely bleeding, and I was rushed to the hospital. Would you believe,this perpetrator got away scott-free? Why did this drunkard do so much harm on an innocent passenger like me?

Real estate and PGs in Bangalore are a mafia run by people from Andhra Pradesh. All Non-Telugu people in Bangalore get worst rooms, which are dirty and filled with bed bugs. Oh, and that's not all, you'll have to pay 10 months advance and live in that Hell. If you're a Telugu or Bengali speaker, then you will be very successful in getting accommodation in our great Karnataka capital Bengal-Uru. For a Kannadiga, lesser said the better.

Apart from the rising inflation, the absolutely miserable traffic condition, insane pollution, there is hardly any Kannada spoken in our Karnataka capital. It is a matter of pride to say "I don't know Kannad", "Yeh Kannad kya hai? Mujhe pata nahi". Bangalore is a utopia and paradise for the people from North India. I don't understand the reason though. A few Kannadigas from OMR region such as Mandya, Hassan and Mysore migrate to Bangalore only because of the proximity. But the people from North Karnataka and Central Karnataka appreciate places such as Hubli-Dharwad, Belagavi, Davangere, Shimoga, Karwar and Mangalore. Weather was moderate in Bangalore many decades ago, and that was the only saving grace for Bangalore in this Quality of Life survey. But even that is getting worse. This year in February itself, the temperature was touching 35 degrees.

Apart from OMR region places of Karnataka, Kannadigas definitely do not like Bangalore for any reason.