Gurugram Police to digitise crime data to bust vehicle theft gangs
To improve police, the state police had shared a list of 3,400 proclaimed offenders with the Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh police during the inter-state crime coordination committee’s first meeting last month.gurgaon Updated: Jun 06, 2018 10:31 IST
The district police is working with the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) to assess a crime pattern in the city by digitising crime data from different police stations on the Geographic Information System (Gis)-based Onemapgurugram. The data will be synced with a map of the city which will shine a light on crime trends in various areas.
“This will help the police analyse trends in crime in different areas. It will ensure more focused policing and give a ready overview of area-specific problems to the newly posted officers. This will be a major technological development,” Sultan Singh, head of the GIS at GMDA, and a senior scientist at the Haryana Space Applications Centre (Harsac) said.
Onemapgurugram has been developed on the lines of Singapore’s New Onemap, but has been adapted to local conditions.
“The Harsac and officials from the GMDA and Gurugram Police, will work together to sync the crime data on the city map,” Singh said.
The police are also preparing a list of repeat offenders and people out on bail from various jails, including Tihar, Jhajjar, Rohtak, Jind, Hisar and Bhiwani, to crack down on gangs involved in vehicle thefts, instances of which are on the rise in the city.
“We have been collating vehicle theft related data for the last year-and-a-half and have shared it with the GMDA officials. The GIS will help evolve our response to such crimes,” Gurugram police commissioner Sandeep Khirwar said. Khirwar added that the police will also make a list of all offenders with their criminal history.
City’s 12 crime units are working on a plan to identify gang members active in their jurisdiction.
To increase its eyes in the city, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram is working towards installing 61 CCTV cameras.
“We had identified 350 odd junctions out of which 88 were critical. The total project cost is nearly Rs 72 crore and it will take about a year to complete the process,” GMDA chief executive officer V Umashankar said.
To improve police, the state police had shared a list of 3,400 proclaimed offenders with the Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh police during the inter-state crime coordination committee’s first meeting last month.
A decision was also taken by the police chiefs of the four states to set up an inter-state crime information Secretariat in Gurugram to create a common database for effective coordination and real-time information sharing on inter-state gangs.