Crime rate witnesses downward trend in Haryana

Crime rate witnesses downward trend in Haryana

Agency News

Chandigarh, Sep 23: The crime graph has witnessed a downward trend during the first eight months of 2019 in Haryana as it has come down by 5.78 per cent as compared to the corresponding period of last year.

The cases related to kidnapping reduced by 22 per cent and the murder attempt incidents were also controlled, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Navdeep Singh Virk said on Monday. He said a total of 37,029 cases pertaining to attempt to murder, kidnapping, dacoity, assault, riots, theft, road accidents among others were registered between January and August this year, as against the 39,303 cases reported during the same period in 2018.

Sharing the comparative figures, he said the number of attempt to murder saw a decline from 665 to 610, while number of kidnapping cases decreased from 3078 to 2398. The street crime including riots and clashes has also declined by 4.64 per cent as 3722 cases were reported till August 2018 as against 3549 incidents during the year 2019.

The cases of snatching also saw a significant decline from 1700 to 1422. The cases of dacoity stood at 107 till August this year, as compared to 118 last year, he added. The ADGP said 150 cases were registered under section 304A (causing death by negligence), till August this year as against the 180 last year. There has been a sharp decrease in assault on government servants from 699 cases to 543 this year and cases of ordinary theft saw a decline of 370 cases.

In addition, road accident cases reported in the same period saw an impressive decline of 368 cases. In total 7341 cases of road accidents were reported upto August 2019 as compared to 7709 last year. The number of vehicle theft incidents also went down from 11897 to 11861, he added.

During the same period, he said, police have also recovered 94 kg 873 gram opium, 127 kg 354 gram charas/sulpha, over 3812 kg ganja, more than 7264 kg poppy husk from the possession of arrested accused across the state. (UNI)