Heinous cases in Delhi decreased: Police
New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Monday claimed that the heinous cases in Delhi have declined over the years. The law enforcement agency claimed that it is incorrect to state that the National Capital Territory of Delhi is the national crime Capital.
Additional PRO (Delhi Police) Anil Mittal claimed that the crime has decreased in National Capital due to proper policing. The heinous crime registered in NCT of Delhi has declined from the year 2016 to 2017 by 20.76 per cent and from 2017 to 2018 there is a further decline by 11.46 per cent. Snatchings have also dropped by 21.56 per cent. Crimes against women have decreased by 0.16 per cent. All important cases are investigated promptly and the success in detection of heinous cases is 88.42 per cent. Police claimed that they are most sensitive towards such citizens and they take special care while dealing with such matters. The heinous crime against senior citizens has declined by 44.95 per cent.
Police further claimed that it is incorrect to say that Delhi Police does not support the Government of GNCT on the implementation of ESMA, as whenever any such report has been received, necessary legal action has been taken. "As regards the alleged incident of attack on the Hon'ble CM, prompt legal action was taken by police and further investigation of the case is being conducted professionally and expeditiously as per law," police said.
Delhi Police holds regular self-defence camps to instill a sense of confidence in women and also holds sensitisation camps for school-going children, the police said.
"This year alone, 1,279 such camps have been held till October and around 2.5 lakh girls have been trained in self-defence.