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Registered crimes in Jaipur drop by 8% in 2017

The statistical data has reasons for women to feel a bit more secure, as the crimes against them being registered saw a decrease of 13% in Jaipur in 2017.

jaipur Updated: Jan 22, 2018 22:14 IST
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In terms of preventive action, Jaipur police took action in 72,280 cases in 2017, as opposed to 62,079 cases in 2016. 
In terms of preventive action, Jaipur police took action in 72,280 cases in 2017, as opposed to 62,079 cases in 2016. (HT FILE (REPRESENTATIVE PIC))

The number of registered crimes in the capital dropped by 8% in 2017 as compared to 2016, revealed the annual crime report released by Jaipur police on Monday. 2016 saw a dip by 15% as compared to 2015.

Jaipur police commissioner Sanjay Agarwal said, that the registered murder cases decreased by 7% in 2017, vis-à-vis the preceding year, while the number of rape cases registered came down by 36%.

However, the cases of attempt to murder rose from 67 in 2016 to 78 in 2017, marking an increase of 16%. In all other categories like loot, burglary and kidnapping, the numbers saw a drop.

This statistical data had reasons for women to feel a bit more secure, as the crimes against them being registered saw a decrease of 13% in Jaipur in 2017. Cases of dowry harassment fell by 11% while those of outraging modesty dropped by 20%. In the ‘other crimes’ category, the cases rose by 20%, from 142 in 2016 to 171 in 2017, the report revealed.

When it comes to atrocities against the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, the cases in the past year dropped to 235 in 2017 from 308 in 2016, thus registering a drop of 24%. Road accidents, too, registered a marginal decrease, from 3,004 cases in 2016 to 2,985 in 2017.

In terms of preventive action, Jaipur police took action in 72,280 cases in 2017, as opposed to 62,079 cases in 2016.

Addressing the press conference, the commissioner also discussed the initiatives of the Jaipur police commissionerate in the past year. The state-of-art Abhay Command Center, the police outreach programmes on social media like Facebook and Twitter, the lady police patrol unit and mobile applications for senior citizens and women were some of the initiatives he mentioned.