Indicting the state police department for the "alarming" law and order situation in Jammu, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has said the crime rate in the district is increasing but there is a drastic fall in investigation rate of such cases.
While the crime rate in the district increased from 3,516 in 2007 to 4,158 during 2011, the rate of investigation is only 40 per cent, the recently released CAG report for the year ended March 31, 2011, said.
Crime cases pending investigation had increased substantially ranging from 1,107 cases in the year 2007 to 4,158 cases in the year 2011, as a result of which the law and order situation in Jammu district is alarming, the report said.
Giving further details, it said that of the total 6,922 cases in 2011, investigation in 2,764 cases (40 per cent) have been completed and 4,158 cases are pending investigation as it constitutes 60 per cent.
In 2007, there were total 4,554 cases, of which 3,447 cases were disposed of and only 1,107 cases were pending, the CAG report said.
In 2008, there were 5,163 cases reported and 3,448 of them were solved and only 1,715 cases were pending, it said, adding, 2,828 cases were pending out of the total 5,726 in 2009.
Similarly in 2010, of the total 7,094 total cases reported, 4,555 cases (64 per cent) were disposed of with 2,539 cases remaining, it said.
There were 3,516 crime cases in 2007, 4,022 in 2008 followed by 4,011 in 2009, 4,266 in 2010 and 4,383 cases in 2011.