Have arrested crime rate, cops flash stats
It has gone down by 8% till May this year, UT police claim a feat
CHANDIGARH: Contrary to the perception that the crime graph of non-heinous incidents across the city has gone up, but the data reveals that the Chandigarh police have managed to arrest the crime rate which went down by 8% till May this year. The police are describing it as a feat in itself.
The data shows that initiatives and efforts put in by the Chandigarh police have shown results. Instead of increasing over the months, the graph of non-heinous crime has actually gone down. In all, 694 cases were registered till May 15 this year as compared to 756 registered in the corresponding period last year.
The data also reveals that the crime has gone down uniformly in all the areas of concern, be it theft or snatching.
The Chandigarh police have managed to apply brakes by containing theft cases to 213 in the first half as compared to last year’s 221 cases.
Another incredible revelation is the reduction in number of snatching cases in the first five months of 2012. The data reveals that the number is 10 less this year as compared to the corresponding period of 2011. As many as 79 cases of snatching were registered last year and this year the number is 68, but city residents still feel unsafe while donning gold jewellery and moving out. In fact, every second day a snatching incident is reported in the city.
Quoting the data, the police also claim reduction in the number of burglary incidents. This year about 88 cases of burglary have been reported till now, as compared to 104 burglaries reported in the corresponding period last year. Another achievement claimed by the Chandigarh police is the reduction in the cases of theft of motor vehicles. The data reveals that 323 vehicle thefts were reported till May last year while this year the number is 298. UT SSP Naunihal Singh said, “The dip in crime is attributed to an increase in vigil, as the police have adopted a greater proactive approach this year. The patrolling has been increased and even the number of checks carried out by the police have gone up. Greater emphasis being laid on the beat system also proved effective.”
“The night patrolling on motorcycles by the cops also proved as a deterrent for the miscreants,” a senior officer said.