Cases of rape: 23; cases of murder: 5; cases of attempt to murder: 32; cases solved: all of them.
The Shivaji Nagar police was quick to respond to most serious crimes filed in 2016, solving all of them, barring one rape case. Overall too, the police here solved 76% of the 544 cases filed last year — among the best in the city.
A look at police records shows assault (112) and house break-ins at night (45) were the most common crimes in this area.
The residents, however, are still shaken by a burglary in November last year, when three men barged into the home of Narendra Jain, 52, attacked him and his two children, and ran off with cash and ornaments.
There were some cases, however,that had the police stumbling. Of 39 cases of theft, only 11 were solved, of 45 cases of house break-ins at night, only 17 were solved.
“This area sees a lot of assault cases. People get into fights over petty reasons as the area has problems of poverty and low education,” said Shahji Umap, deputy commissioner of police, Zone 6.
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