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NGOs were roped in to help the police survey 22,000 children, 3,000 of whom from six peripheral areas were identified as high-risk.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: Why we need to act now to save juvenile delinquents

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 06:35 PM IST
The fact that 209 juveniles were arrested last year is a telling commentary on the negative influences on youngsters today
Better equipment, skills and on-the-job training and salaries to match makes for an efficient police force.(HT Photo)
Better equipment, skills and on-the-job training and salaries to match makes for an efficient police force.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: Equip police with high-tech gear, give them better pay, training

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 10:36 PM IST
Chandigarh police personnel need to be equipped with the latest crime-fighting technology; given reasonable working hours; better salaries, improved skills/academic training in public dealing and the ability to take challenges head-on, say readers
The commissionerate will take charge once the process of manpower recruitment and setting-up of infrastructure is completed over the next few months.(HT image)
The commissionerate will take charge once the process of manpower recruitment and setting-up of infrastructure is completed over the next few months.(HT image)

New commissionerate from Mira road to Virar

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 12:37 AM IST
The commissionerate, which will be the 11th in Maharashtra, will comprise of 13 existing police stations and seven new police stations will be set up soon.
(IANS)
(IANS)

This sub- inspector in MP is a teacher in Khaki, students love his innovative style

Bhopal | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 03:27 PM IST
Sub-inspector of Kumhari police station in Hata subdivision, B.S. Thakur, teaches the students while serving as a public servant. While the spike in crime rates is a cause of concern, Thakur has managed to bring down the crime rate in the area and has an informed younger generation treading towards a better world.
At least 448 wanted suspects were arrested from across the Gautam Budh Nagar district in relation with cases of murder, robbery, dacoity, rape, and the like. As many as 38 major cases were worked out with the arrests
At least 448 wanted suspects were arrested from across the Gautam Budh Nagar district in relation with cases of murder, robbery, dacoity, rape, and the like. As many as 38 major cases were worked out with the arrests

448 wanted criminals arrested in two weeks across Noida

Noida | By Tanmayee Tyagi
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 02:59 AM IST
The operation – Criminal Out Drive – was run from July 20 to August 5. It was a drive targeted at nabbing wanted suspects as well as those involved in major unsolved cases.

Ready to work with Centre on law and order: CM

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent and PTI
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2019 04:47 AM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party government is installing around 2.8 lakh cameras in two phases — 1.4 lakh in each phase. The government has planned to install 1.4 lakh cameras by November in the capital.
Kolkata, India - May 15, 2019: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath during a press conference at West Bengal State BJP head quarter in Kolkata, India, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. One of his public meeting ahead of Lok Sabha election has been cancelled following alleged withdrawal of permission, (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times)(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Kolkata, India - May 15, 2019: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath during a press conference at West Bengal State BJP head quarter in Kolkata, India, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. One of his public meeting ahead of Lok Sabha election has been cancelled following alleged withdrawal of permission, (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times)(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

‘Angoor khatte hai’: Yogi Adityanath on Priyanka Gandhi’s tweet over UP crimes

Saharanpur | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 02:42 PM IST
On Saturday, Priyanka had claimed that incidents of crime are on the rise in Uttar Pradesh, and criminals were “roaming freely” in the state.
Muslims staging a silent demonstration in protest of recent mob lynching of a Muslim youth at Jharkhand's Kharswan district at MG road in Ranchi.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Muslims staging a silent demonstration in protest of recent mob lynching of a Muslim youth at Jharkhand's Kharswan district at MG road in Ranchi.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

No NCRB data on mob lynchings: Minister tells LS

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2019 11:42 PM IST
Minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai said that the Centre had issued advisories to states on July 4 last year, to keep a watch on the circulation of fake news which can incite violence.
The new CCTV cameras will be set up at 2,047 locations(HT PHOTO)
The new CCTV cameras will be set up at 2,047 locations(HT PHOTO)

Soon, 5,625 CCTV cameras to be set up at 2,047 locations across Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 12:04 AM IST
CCTV cameras will be placed at with locations with high crime rates and poor internet network
Travelling nearly 20-25 villages in a day and carrying out door-to-door campaigns and holding public meetings, these candidates are raising women centric issues.(HT Photo)
Travelling nearly 20-25 villages in a day and carrying out door-to-door campaigns and holding public meetings, these candidates are raising women centric issues.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Women candidates in Rajasthan raise poll pitch on crime rate, water crisis and toilets

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Nikita Bishnoi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2019 01:04 PM IST
The Congress fielded four women candidates – Jyoti Khandelwal from Jaipur, Jyoti Mirdha from Nagaur, Krishna Poonia from Jaipur Rural, and Savita Meena from Dausa.
Over the past six years, the Government Railway Police (GRP) has been able to solve just 866 cases of chain-snatching out of the 2,084 registered cases on suburban local trains.
Over the past six years, the Government Railway Police (GRP) has been able to solve just 866 cases of chain-snatching out of the 2,084 registered cases on suburban local trains.

Chain-snatching cases: GRP detection rate falls to 27.8%

By Megha Sood
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2019 02:44 AM IST
Of the 334 cases registered in 2018, the GRP managed to detect only 93 cases. In 2017, the GRP had detected 150 out of 367 registered cases in 2017 and 129 of 317 registered cases in 2016.
Every day, the police register an average of 15-19 cases of snatchings in Delhi. Clearly, we are not safe even in the city’s busy public places.(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
Every day, the police register an average of 15-19 cases of snatchings in Delhi. Clearly, we are not safe even in the city’s busy public places.(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)

Delhi doesn’t deserve to live in fear of snatching

New Delhi | By Shivani Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 12:42 PM IST
The police cite multiple reasons for the occurrence of heinous crimes. Murders and kidnappings are often pre-meditated. House break-ins and robberies usually involve insiders.
The ante-mortem facility will be a part of new mortuary which is under construction at the Sassoon General Hospital.(HT/PHOTO)
The ante-mortem facility will be a part of new mortuary which is under construction at the Sassoon General Hospital.(HT/PHOTO)

Ante-mortem facility at Pune’s Sassoon hospital to help victims of sexual assault

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nozia Sayyed
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 02:57 PM IST
The government has sanctioned Rs 10 crore towards the first phase of the facility to conduct ante-mortems at Sassoon General Hospital
Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik speaks to the media during the annual press conference of Delhi Police, on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik speaks to the media during the annual press conference of Delhi Police, on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

Delhi Police chief blames migrants, youth’s frustrations for rising crime graph

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 10:24 AM IST
Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik said that his force was able to control the “heinous” crimes such as dacoity, attempt to murder, robberies, rioting and rapes, which showed an overall decline of 11.72% compared to the previous year.
The decline in street crimes is likely to be the result of both better policing and the installation of more than 5,000 CCTV cameras across the city.(Representational Image/HT)
The decline in street crimes is likely to be the result of both better policing and the installation of more than 5,000 CCTV cameras across the city.(Representational Image/HT)

Mumbai’s crime rate shoots up in 2018

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2018 02:30 PM IST
While petty crimes, like theft and chain snatchings have been on a decline, 2018 saw a sharp rise in more serious crimes, including those that target women and children.
CCTV camera. (HT illustration)
CCTV camera. (HT illustration)

Maharashtra government to widen CCTV network, add 5,000 more cameras to keep an eye on Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2018 12:25 AM IST
The home department has submitted a proposal to widen the scope of CCTV surveillance in Mumbai by adding 5,000 cameras to the existing network.
Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand Kataria admitted that the state government has been unable to stop incidents of lynching completely.(File Photo)
Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand Kataria admitted that the state government has been unable to stop incidents of lynching completely.(File Photo)

Crime rises during election years due to agitations by various groups: Rajasthan home minister

Jaipur | By HT Correspondent, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2018 01:17 AM IST
Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand Kataria said the state witnessed a decline in crime rate in the last four years. Total crime has reduced by 13.4% as compared to 2013, while crime against women has reduced by 20.4% and against SCs/STs by 42%, he said.
(Representative image)
(Representative image)

Crime against women on rise in Haryana, rape cases up by 47%

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 09:12 AM IST
The number increased to 1,026 in 2015-2016, was up to 1,193 in 2016-17 and 1,413 in 2017-2018.
Dadar GRP officials said although the strength of the GRP is less, they carry out this exercise every three hours.(HT Photo)
Dadar GRP officials said although the strength of the GRP is less, they carry out this exercise every three hours.(HT Photo)

Dadar GRP covers all bases to curb crime, solves 88 cases in 40 days

Hindustan Times | By Megha Sood, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2018 01:11 AM IST
The GRP launched a new initiative ‘Mission Visibility Policing’ which is being implemented at major stations across Central Railway (CR).
Despite the high number of arrests, the government drew criticism from the Opposition for its inability to enforce the ban that has driven the liquor trade underground(HT)
Despite the high number of arrests, the government drew criticism from the Opposition for its inability to enforce the ban that has driven the liquor trade underground(HT)

Bihar liquor ban: Such prohibitions rarely work

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2018 10:17 AM IST
Instead of taking the total prohibition route, the State could consider launching awareness campaigns that drive home the demerits of irresponsible drinking. This must be approached from a medical perspective, not a moral one.
Forensic experts looking for evidences inside the campus of fire crackers factory where huge fire broke at Bawana in New Delhi on January 21, 2018.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Forensic experts looking for evidences inside the campus of fire crackers factory where huge fire broke at Bawana in New Delhi on January 21, 2018.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Delhi to get 14 mobile teams to collect forensic evidence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 11:43 AM IST
The new teams will include a photographer, a person to collect all DNA evidence such as semen, blood, saliva samples, and any physical evidence like a gun or a knife.
Citizens, activists, civil society and elected representatives had been demanding an independent commissionerate for Pimpri-Chinchwad since a long time citing rapid urbanisation, rising crime rate, inadequate police patrolling on the streets, and deteriorating law and order situation in the area as the reasons behind the demand.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)
Citizens, activists, civil society and elected representatives had been demanding an independent commissionerate for Pimpri-Chinchwad since a long time citing rapid urbanisation, rising crime rate, inadequate police patrolling on the streets, and deteriorating law and order situation in the area as the reasons behind the demand.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)

Why crime in PCMC just took a major hit

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 06:09 PM IST
The cabinet on Tuesday approved 393 crore towards expenditure and establishment cost of the new commissionerate for Pimpri-Chinchwad
All these point to a crucial link in making Mumbai safer for women: The broken criminal justice system.(Representational photo)
All these point to a crucial link in making Mumbai safer for women: The broken criminal justice system.(Representational photo)

Make Mumbai safer, fix the criminal justice system

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 12:18 AM IST
The crime rate for assault on women was 25.6 per lakh people compared to the average of 19.3 for metro cities, in the NCRB report.
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