The number of cases registered under Indian penal Code (IPC) has increased from 1,570 in 2012 to 1,586 in 2013, while number of first information reports (FIR) has decreased from 1,892 of 2012 to 1,888 in 2013 in Shimla district.
A total of 5,575 complaints were enquired by the police out of which 874 were received by SMS, 87 through e-samadhan and 874 through web-portal of HP Police.
Shimla superintendent of police (SP) Abhishek Dullar said under local and other special laws FIRs have decreased from 322 to 302 cases.
He said, “Accidental cases have shown slight increase from 379 to 395 cases, while loss of life in these cases has decreased from 186 last year to 153 in 2013, number of injured persons in accidents has also decreased from 663 to 217.”
He added that graph of crime has also decreased as 11 cases of murder were registered in 2013 and 8 of them were solved, while 32 cases of rape were reported out of which 31 of them have been solved.
He informed that theft and burglary cases have shown slight increase of around 2%. “157 cases of theft were registered in which valuables worth `129 lakh was stolen, out of which items worth `61 lacs was recovered by police.
Dullar said, “Two police officials were caught red handed accepting bribe by Vigilance Department.”
Under SC/ ST act nearly 17 cases have been registered while one case was registered under Prevention of Corruption Act, he added.
Meanwhile, 200 investigation officers of police station, special investigation unit, women and child support unit and supervisory officers were investigating these cases. Figure of pending investigation cases at the end of year was close to 15%. The conviction rate was around 20%.
Challans in 2013 in Shimla district
7,824 challans under anti-smoking act
155 challan under mining act
66 cases under narcotics act,
71,000 challan under motor vehicle act: 304 people challaned for drunken driving, 755 people for over speeding, 1,592 for using mobile phone while driving, 45,000 for unauthorised parking.