Cases of rape, cruelty to women rise in Himachal

Cases of rape, cruelty to women rise in Himachal

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Tribune News Service

Shimla, January 1

Himachal has registered a decrease in crime cases from 19,594 in 2018 to 18,833 in 2021 due to predictive and evidence-based policing.

The number of murder, molestation and theft cases reduced from 99, 515 and 708 in 2018 to 86, 488 and 475 in 2021. However, cases of cruelty to women, rape and registered under the NDPS Act have increased from 183, 345 and 1,342 in 2018 to 222, 359 and 1,537 last year.

2018 & 2021: A comparison

  • The number of murder, molestation and theft cases reduced from 99, 515 and 708 in 2018 to 86, 488 and 475 in 2021
  • However, cases of cruelty to women, rape and registered under the NDPS Act have increased from 183, 345 and 1,342 in 2018 to 222, 359 and 1,537 last year.

“While on the one hand, crime against person and property has reduced, we have acted against organised crime through sustained action against

illicit drug trafficking, liquor smuggling and illegal mining,” said DGP Sanjay Kundu.

Separate registers have been introduced for sexual offenders, missing persons and drug peddlers. The police are eyeing big fish in the drug trade with focus on financial investigation and the seizure of attachment of properties of people involved in the drug trade.

Black spots have been identified and remedial steps have been taken to reduce road accidents, deaths and injuries.

The police have also addressed organised crime, including illegal mining, wildlife crime, liquor smuggling and others.

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