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With decline in crime, Bikaner becomes safest city in Rajasthan

Police data of last year suggests that Bikaner is safer than any other place in Rajasthan

jaipur Updated: Jan 19, 2018 21:57 IST
Aparnesh Goswami
Aparnesh Goswami
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Bikaner police range witnessed a drop of 13.06 percent in crime cases in 2017.(AFP)

Police data of last year suggests that Bikaner is safer than any other place in Rajasthan. Bikaner police range witnessed a drop of 13.06 percent in crime cases in 2017 and the district topped among all 44 police districts, recording 18.85 percent reduction in crime that invite action under provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Cases of women atrocities also registered a sharp decline of 23.11 percent, in Bikaner range, making it the highest in state. Rajasthan recorded a drop of 8.93 percent in 2016 in major crimes but this year it stands at 5.80%., according to police data.

Major cognizable offences -- murder, attempt to murder, loot, theft and kidnapping – have also witnessed a significant decline, police data reveals. A total of 1, 69,943 crime cases were registered in 2017, compared to 1, 80,398 cases in 2016.

Inspector general of police, Bikaner range, Bipin Kumar Pandey, said, “The rise in cases under local and special acts indicate better policing, as many people arrested under these acts were real troublemakers.”

In 2016, Bikaner police registered 4,468 cases under the provisions of IPC and the numbers have dropped to 3,626 in 2017.

SP Bikaner Swai Singh Godara said, “If we see an increase in local and special acts, it reflects a corresponding decrease in the cases of major IPC crimes which means that there has been a positive impact and the crime graph has seen a significant fall. Crimes against women have been on the rise in 2016 despite the women safety measures. 3,813 cases of women atrocities were reported in 2016, which has dropped to 2,932 this year.

First Published: Jan 19, 2018 21:57 IST