Gurugram witnesses 57% decline in crime as compared to previous year
Gurugram: Gurugram has seen a decline in crimes by 57 per cent in the period of March 25-March 31, when compared to same timeline in the previous year.
During this period, 371 cases were registered in 2019. However, this year there has been only 171 cases that have been registered.
For the law enforcement officials who are stationed on the ground to ensure that the lockdown is being met, a major relief is that major crimes like carjacking and snatching have also witnessed a major dip. While in 2019 the cases of carjacking in the same period were 108. This time there has been only eight cases that are registered.
In terms of snatchings, where previously 85 cases were registered, this time there have been only seven cases that have come to the fore.
There has also been a substantial decline in the crimes against women that include complaints of molestation, dowry harassments, sexual assaults and rape. In 2019 where 17 cases were registered, this time there has been only four cases that have been registered in several police stations of the city.
Crimes like murder and assaults have also reduced with 38 cases being registered previously to 14 now.
Despite the reduction in the crime, the responsibility of ensuring that the lockdown is implemented has kept the cops on their toes. Over 1,200 vehicles have been impounded and 202 persons have been booked for not following the lockdown.
"On the assessment being carried out we have examined that there has been a massive decline in the number of major crimes in the city. We have formed a special team to make sure that our regular operations do not get affected taking into the consideration that most of our officials are busy ensuring the lockdown," said a senior police official from Gurugram Police.
However, sources in the Gurugram Police have acknowledged that cyber crimes and illegal liquor trade cases have risen. On Saturday, police arrested a person under the Sections of IT Act for spreading fake information on COVID-19.
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