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Crimes up by 12%, but ‘city is safer’
Vehicle thefts, smuggling, supply and illegal possession of liquor rise; police say initiatives such as Parakram, cycle patrols, Yuva and Prahari helped in checking crime in Delhi
From page 1 NEW DELHI: Crimes in Delhi increased by 12% in 2017 compared to the previous year, but Delhi Police on Thursday claimed that the city had become a lot safer because heinous crimes — like rapes, murders, robberies and snatchings — had decreased.

Presenting the annual crime data at a press conference, police chief Amulya Patnaik, attributed the 12% increase in crime to registration of theft cases of all types.

While thefts reported from homes, on streets and other places rose by 37%, vehicle thefts went up by 6.5%. Together, these thefts accounted for nearly 70% of the 2,23,075 cases registered in Delhi last year.

Commissioner Patnaik attributed the increase in theft cases to the growing popularity of the online FIR registration facility that the police had launched in 2015.

All crimes categorised as heinous witnessed a dip of 23.43% in 2017, compared to the year before. Heinous crimes such as robberies, kidnapping for ransom and rioting decreased by more than 35% each.

“Apart from decrease in heinous crimes, we were also able to improve our crime detection rates. In 2016, we had solved 71.81% of all crime cases. Last year, we improved it to 87.98%,” said Patnaik.

Patnaik said that most crimes had come down because of police’s preventive efforts instead of reacting after an offence had been committed. He particularly credited the beat staff for the “improvement” in the crime rates.

“In 2017, one critical area we concentrated on was galvanising the beat system of policing. I personally interacted with the beat staff of all districts. For the first time, we inducted women beat officers for policing in vulnerable areas,” said Patnaik.

Last year, police said they also had other initiatives such as inducting Parakram (antiterror vans), cycle patrols (for patrolling in parks and lanes), Prahari (seeking help from neighbourhood guards for policing) and Yuva (imparting skills to counter delinquency) that helped curb crimes.

Other senior officers said crimes had also decreased because of the special focus on seizing illegal weapons (up by 50%) and illicit liquor (seizure increased by 39%) last year. “Use of illegal firearms in crimes came down by over 6% because of our crackdown on arms dealers. Since public drinking also leads to crimes, we prosecuted nearly 25,000 for drinking in public places,” said RP Upadhyay, special CP (crime).
The police commissioner said that the traffic situation remained a concern but said that it was more due to increase in number of vehicles and the “lack of timely expansion” of the road network. The top cop said increasing the use of technology and police presence on the roads had helped in speeding up movement of vehicles.

70 people prosecuted every day in 2017 for drinking in public places

NEW DELHI : As many as 70 people were prosecuted every day for drinking in public in 2017, latest police data shows. Last year, 52 people were fined for the same offence each day.

Delhi Police annual crime data, which was released on Thursday, shows that 24,770 people were fined for consuming liquor in public in 2017 (till December 15). In 2016, 19,148 people were caught drinking in public places.

Cases of smuggling, supply and illegal possession of liquor also increased in 2017 by 17.69% from the previous year. Also, 2,753 people were arrested last year for trafficking and sale of illicit liquor, compared to 2,365 people in 2016.

According to police data, the seizure of country made liquor also increased from 3,37,094 bottles in 2016 to 4.67,359 bottles in 2017. Similarly, police continued their crackdown on narcotics and arrested 491 drug peddlers in 2017 against 370 persons in 2016.

“Public drinking is a hazard because it leads to brawls and street crimes and crimes against women. There have been cases where people, especially youngsters, committed crime under the influence of alcohol. Delhi Police maintains a zero tolerance policy against public drinking,” said Dependra Pathak, chief spokesperson of the Delhi Police.

Apart from taking action against those drinking in public places, the city police have also launched a special drive against smoking in public and selling tobacco products to children. In the drive that was started on December 31 last year, over 8,000 people were fined for smoking in public in just four days in south Delhi areas.

Space outside your house prone to vehicle thefts

NEW DELHI : The parking space outside your home may be the most vulnerable spot from where your vehicle might get stolen, police data on theft of motor vehicles in Delhi for 2017 showed.

More than half of the 39,080 vehicles stolen from Delhi were taken from outside the owner’s home where they were parked. While most crimes dipped in 2017, the number of motor vehicle (MV) thefts increased yet again accounting for around 18 per cent of all crimes registered in Delhi.

At the annual Delhi police press conference on Thursday, special commissioner of police (crime) RP Upadhyay said till December 15 last year, 55% of the 39,080 vehicles were stolen from outside the homes of their owners. Police attributed the high number of such thefts to the shortage of parking space and the general practice of parking vehicles on the roadside. The second most common place for theft were places that vehicle owners or drivers had visited and parked at.

“Non-availability of parking places in residential areas is a major issue and when vehicles are left out in the open at night, it makes it easier for the thieves to strike. The second major category is place of visit of the car owner which could again be someone else’s house or a market place,” said Upadhyay.

Traffic police chief and special commissioner of police Dependra Pathak said lack of parking spaces and haphazardly parked vehicles on road is an open invitation to thieves. “It makes the theft easier than breaking into a house, where the risk of getting caught is higher. Also, thieves are assured that a car lying unguarded is worth several lakh rupees and can double up as a transport to flee,” said Pathak.

Motor vehicle theft cases in 2017 increased by around 7% (39,080 cases) in comparison to 36,702 cases in 2016. Bulk of these vehicles are two wheelers – motor cycles or scooters.

On reasons for increasing cases of vehicle thefts, police said the introduction of online FIR system has made it easier for many victims to lodge complaints. Since 2015 when the online registration facility was started, police said over 1 lakh e-FIRs have been filed.

Pathak said that indifference of owners and their reluctance to spend money on installing security systems was also one of the causes for increasing thefts.

WHAT HAPPENS TO STOLEN VEHICLE

Police said that trends show that vehicles stolen from Delhi are disposed in places as far as West Bengal and some of the north eastern states. Some of them are even sent to Bangladesh. “It is easy to create and alter records in some states because it is manually entered. Non-availability of a fixed registration number

Fewer rapes by strangers, cops claim women ‘safer’

NEWDELHI:Rapes committed allegedly by strangers in the city in 2017 were the lowest in the last four years, the Delhi Police said on Thursday, while presenting its annual crime report. The police data also showed that the number of rape incidents in the city had declined marginally too.

Of the 2,049 rapes reported till mid-December last year, only 69 or 3.37% were allegedly committed by strangers or people whom the victims did not know, the police figures showed. Last year, 74 or 3.57% of 2,064 rapes were committed by strangers.

Police chief Amulya Patnaik, in an interview to HT last month, had attributed the decreasing involvement of strangers in rape cases to increased efforts of the police to make streets and women safer. On Thursday, Patnaik said police were focused on “preventive” crimes, particularly those against women, rather than reacting after a crime.

Friends, neighbours and relatives of rape victims turned out to be main perpetrators of the

crime, police said. These three categories of people were allegedly involved in 72.27% of all rapes reported last year.

Dependra Pathak, Delhi Police’s chief spokesperson, said rape victims were increasingly coming forward with complaints against their fathers, brothers and other family members. “Protectors are becoming violators, but this trend too will go down once the fear of being prosecuted

sets in,” said Pathak.

The police, in a statement on Thursday, also said that “of all rapes reported last year, 508 cases (24.79%) were allegedly committed by men who were either in a live-in relationship with the victim or refused to marry them”.

Even as the number of rape cases dipped by 0.73%, the crack rate improved with success in 92% of all cases, police said.

Fewer rapes by strangers, cops claim women ‘safer’

NEWDELHI:Rapes committed allegedly by strangers in the city in 2017 were the lowest in the last four years, the Delhi Police said on Thursday, while presenting its annual crime report. The police data also showed that the number of rape incidents in the city had declined marginally too.

Of the 2,049 rapes reported till mid-December last year, only 69 or 3.37% were allegedly committed by strangers or people whom the victims did not know, the police figures showed. Last year, 74 or 3.57% of 2,064 rapes were committed by strangers.

Police chief Amulya Patnaik, in an interview to HT last month, had attributed the decreasing involvement of strangers in rape cases to increased efforts of the police to make streets and women safer. On Thursday, Patnaik said police were focused on “preventive” crimes, particularly those against women, rather than reacting after a crime.

Friends, neighbours and relatives of rape victims turned out to be main perpetrators of the

crime, police said. These three categories of people were allegedly involved in 72.27% of all rapes reported last year.

Dependra Pathak, Delhi Police’s chief spokesperson, said rape victims were increasingly coming forward with complaints against their fathers, brothers and other family members. “Protectors are becoming violators, but this trend too will go down once the fear of being prosecuted

sets in,” said Pathak.

The police, in a statement on Thursday, also said that “of all rapes reported last year, 508 cases (24.79%) were allegedly committed by men who were either in a live-in relationship with the victim or refused to marry them”.

Even as the number of rape cases dipped by 0.73%, the crack rate improved with success in 92% of all cases, police said.

 

6.4 million challans issued and ₹99.53cr paid in fines in 2017

NEWDELHI: The Delhi traffic police in 2017 issued around 6.4 million challans collecting Rs 99.53 crore as fines — compared to over 4 million challans and Rs 67 crore realised in fines in 2016.

It is the highest number of challans and the money collected in fines in a year till date, the annual crime data released by the Delhi Police on Thursday shows.

The 60% increase in prosecution for traffic rule violations, compared to 2016, was accompanied by a decrease in the number of deaths on Delhi’s roads, latest police data shows. As many as 1,584 people died in road accidents in 2017, seven less than in 2016.

This is in keeping with the trend of fewer people dying in road accidents in Delhi over the last nine years.

“In 2017, the focus was on prosecuting offences that lead to accidents. So, there was a huge spike in challans issued for offences such as jumping a red light and speeding,” Dependra Pathak, Delhi Traffic Police chief said.

The traffic police chief also said that nearly 55% more people were prosecuted in 2017 than 2016 for parking their vehicles illegally in an attempt to reduce congestion on city roads.

Delhi Police commissioner, Amulya Patnaik, said traffic remained a concern in Delhi, but added that it was primarily due to increase in the number of vehicles and the lack of expansion of the road network.

Pathak said mounted speedcheck cameras at 108 locations and red light violation detection (RLVD) cameras at 24 junctions would be up and ready in the next four months.

He said the much-awaited Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) has already been conceptualised and the process to acquire the technology is on. “We should be rolling out the system in the next two years.”

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Heinous crimes show significant dip

Police Commissioner Says Modernisation Of Policing Techniques Prevented Such Crimes From Happening

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New Delhi: There was a significant dip in heinous crimes in the capital last year — 23.4% as compared to the previous year. The cops reported 6,057 heinous crimes as compared to 7,910 in 2016. And this, according to the police, can be seen in all major categories like murder, dacoity, robbery, kidnapping for ransom and rioting.

This good news comes on the top of the cops solving 16% more cases than the previous year. Last year, they had also solved all kidnapping for ransom and dacoity cases while the success rate for other cases ranged from 85% to 95%.

Explaining how this was achieved, police commissioner Amulya Patnaik pointed out during his annual press conference on Thursday that a thrust on modernistation of policing techniques had led to higher detection which in turn reduced the number of such crimes. Traditional beat level inputs played a major role in preventing such crimes from happening.

There was a 7.78% drop in murders — 462 as against 501in the previous year.

Last year, Delhi police had undertaken incident-based crime-mapping and identification of hot spots, dynamic deployment of policemen with focus on identified areas, identification of active criminals, arrest of notorious criminals and preparation of history sheets of notorious criminals and breaking the routes firearms take to enter the capital. All this had a salutary effect on the crime situation.

“Concerted efforts to reduce drinking in public, considered to be a precursor to crimes like rape and molestation, have led to a reduction in the number of cases of sexual assault on women,” said R P Upadhyay, special commissioner (crime).

Delhi Police arrested 23,094 people for drinking at public places in 2017.

One of the most vulnerable group prone to heinous crimes, senior citizens, felt safer with a dip in the number of cases involving them — 91as against 122 in 2016.

“Informing the civic agencies about dark patches in the city and directing offices with night duties to ensure the safety of their employees while dropping them back at their residences have resulted in a dip in the number of crimes against women,” said deputy commissioner of police (PRO) Madhur Verma.

Initiatives like “Pehchan” in which children from the underpriviledged sections were photographed for a data base that can be used to trace a child if he or she is found to be involved in a henious crime also helped. The police have a records of 1,85,122 children under this scheme now.

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