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Mumbai Police's conviction rate is 49%: Rakesh Maria

Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria on Wednesday rejected NGO Praja Foundation’s claim that the city police’s conviction rate was only 22%.

mumbai Updated: Nov 26, 2014 22:08 IST
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Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria on Wednesday rejected NGO Praja Foundation’s claim that the city police’s conviction rate was only 22%. He said that an internal study indicated a significant improvement in the force’s conviction rate.

According to the Praja’s survey, the conviction rate in serious offence such as murder, rape, grievous hurt, kidnapping, abduction, etc. was just 8%, while the overall conviction rate is 22%.

Maria rejected the NGO’s analysis, arguing that the figures relied upon were only till March 2014.

“The conviction rate of police till October this year in Indian Penal Code cases is 38%, while overall conviction rate is 49%,” Maria said, adding, “We intend to take the percentage to 55 by the end of this year.”

The top cop also said that the detection in chain snatching cases have increased to 41%, which is a record in Mumbai Police history.

Maria said the police have adopted a four-point agenda for better policing. These include improving detection rate, improving conviction rate, improving solving of missing children cases and improving handling of narcotics cases.

In order to improve the detection of the crimes, the top brass of police have decided to introduce one more detection officer at the police stations.

“By December, every police station in the city will have another detection officer, the second detection officer in the police station.”

He said the priority of the second detection officer would be to look into missing person cases. Promotions of these officers will be directly linked to their performances. Once they get promoted, they will become the main detection officers of the police station, the top cop said.