In a bid to curb crime against women, the police have decided to first bring these crimes on record by encouraging people to register such crimes at local police stations.
In 2012, there were 1,692 crimes against women registered, while the police are determined to get at least 4,000 such registrations on record in 2013.
“Not all crimes are reported. Therefore, in order to control crime against women our first step would be to ensure fair and prompt registration of the crime, by encouraging people to complain at the local police station so that the culprit is caught,” said Sadanand Date, joint commissioner of police, while addressing a public event organised by Action for Good Governance and Networking in India (AGNI) on the occasion of its 14th anniversary on Saturday at St Xavier’s College, Fort.
The registration of crime against women has gradually increased from 1,442 in 2008 to 1,692 in 2012. “Our aim is to ensure that every single complaint is registered. The victims can call us on 100 or 103 help line numbers,” Date said.
Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) chief UPS Madan and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner Sitaram Kunte, too, presented their vision for Mumbai at the event.