Rising crime graphic in Mumbai has a silver lining

  • HT Correspondents, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jan 17, 2015 16:40 IST

For the Mumbai police, 2014 was a year of mixed bag. While there was an increase in the overall number of cases registered across the 93 police stations in the city, attempt to murder, dacoity, thefts, pick pocketing, and vehicle theft, saw a decline.

The overall crime cases in the city increased to 39,903 in 2014, from 34,407 in 2013.

While attempt to murder cases dipped from 187 in 2013 to 179 in 2014, dacoity went down from 41 to 32 in the same period.

Although there is not a major drop, thefts went down from 6,554 in 2013 to 6,436 last year; cases of picking pockets also went down to 163 from 198 in 2013.

Theft of vehicles saw a decline with 3,474 cases registered in 2014, against the previous year’s 3,789.

However, murders in the city rose from 170 in 2013 to 183, while robbery, excluding chain-snatching cases, went up to 697 from 679.

Former IPS officer-turned-lawyer YP Singh said with rising population, crime in the city was bound to increase.

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