Violent crimes on decline in city

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Nov 2017 09:24:00


Staff Reporter,

Body offence showing negative trend while property offence increasing in city

Pro-active initiatives by Nagpur City Police have borne fruits as graph of gory crime is spiraling down in the second capital of Maharashtra. Violent crimes, including murder, attempt to murder, chain-snatching, riots and hurts, have declined revealed the data when compared to statistics of last year.

As per the statistics, in 2017 -- till October -- 71 murders were reported as against 77 murders during the same period of previous year. This indicates drop of 8% in murder cases this year.

Similarly, 68 cases of attempt to murder were reported this year. Again a decline of 9%.
In 2016, 75 attempt to murder cases were reported in city. In most of the murder cases, estranged family relations and personnel enmity were the primary reasons.

Police have succeeded in bringing down dacoity cases as such crime has witnessed a drop of 57% this year. Last year, 21 dacoity cases were registered however, only nine dacoity cases are registered this year, so far. In preparation of dacoity cases, the figure increased by 20%, an indication of preventive action taken by the police.

In a major relief to citizens, chain-snatching cases have also dipped as improved detection and busting of big gangs in the past are having the positive effect on the streets. The police have registered 79 chain-snatching so far which are less by 30 as compared to the figure of last year -- 109 cases.

However, robberies and burglary cases are on the rise particularly at Hudkeshwar and Nandanvan police station areas, where population growth is quite big and corresponding staff and infrastructure needs to be matched. These heads of crime are need to be tackled by the police with redrawing the strategy. In year 2016, 164 robberies and 766 burglaries were registered and the figures rose to 212 and 840 this year respectively.

The police have also controlled riots and hurt cases which indicates increasing police involvement in the community policing after introduction of beat policing in every police station area.

Last year, 133 riots took place and the figure decreased to 119 this year. Similarly, hurts cases decreased to 948 this year from previous year’s 1,048 cases. As far as women safety is concerned, cases of molestation and rape also declined by 5%.

Commissioner of Police Dr K Venkatesham gave full marks to the constabulary which he said is doing a fantastic job. He added that training to lower rung personnel at N-Cops Excellence Centre also played a major role in improved policing. Now, the police force are pro-actively in dealing with people and trying hard to control the crime. Beat policing and Criminal Tracking Systems are bearing fruits along with the stern preventive action taken against the criminals across the city, he claimed.