If Delhi Police Chief’s claims are to be believed, then the crime graph of the city is at an “all-time low”.
Delhi Commissioner of Police YS Dadwal, in a press conference on Saturday, said, “Cases of both heinous as well as non heinous crimes, except snatching and motor vehicle theft, has gone down.”
He said, “The IPC crime per lakh population has dropped from 372 in 1991 to 264. Last year, the figure was 287. This is an all-time low in the Delhi.”
According to Dadwal, the IPC crimes have declined to 23,365 cases till June this year as against 24,089 cases during the same period last year. The number of heinous crimes such as murder, rape, armed robberies reported in the city also showed a declining trend.
Less pending cases under investigation
Dadwal said in the first half of 2009 investigation levels in all cases have improved. Also the numbers of pending case have gone down.
“If we consider the last three years the number of pending cases have gone down by an overall 33 per cent,” the commissioner said.
“We are trying to make sure that all the cases which come to us are dealt with properly. We are trying to reduce the backlog of pending cases as much as possible.”
Rise in snatching, vehicle thefts
Non-heinous offences like snatching, motor-vehicle theft and extortion have risen during the first six months of this year as against the corresponding period last year.
According to police records, the Capital witnessed an alarming 13.25 per cent increase in snatching cases this year till June 30 as compared to the corresponding period last year.