Crime cases drop by 13% in Hyderabad in 2011

The total number of reported crime cases in Hyderabad Commissionerate limits has dropped by around 13 per cent during 2011 when compared to last year.

Updated: Dec 29, 2011, 18:11 PM IST

Hyderabad: The total number of reported crime cases in Hyderabad Commissionerate limits has dropped by around 13 per cent during 2011 when compared to last year, a top police official said on Thursday.
"The overall crime cases decreased from 16,703 last year
to 14,718 this year. However, cyber crimes went up to 68 cases
against 53 last year," Hyderabad Police Commissioner A K Khan
told reporters at a press conference here.

Offences pertaining to murders, robbery and dacoity,
house breaks, theft, kidnappings, cheating among other related
crimes saw a drop, Khan said, adding there was an increase of
snatching cases to 884 from 851 in 2010.

Though, overall crime cases against women fell to 1,623
this year when compared to 1,779 during the previous year,
rape cases went up to 56 this year as against 43 in the year
before, he said and pointed out that in most of the cases the
accused and the victim knew each other and lived together.

"It is proposed to create three more women police
stations in addition to the existing three women police
stations in the city," Khan said.
With the number of religious and other processions
getting doubled in the last five years in the city, Khan said
there was a need to hold discussions with religious leaders
and to restrict such processions as it was necessitating heavy
bandobust arrangements.

"Large number of officers and police personnel are
required to make arrangements and maintain peace during these
processions. Such force could be otherwise utilised for better
crime control and law and order maintenance," the police
commissioner said.

Khan said as many as 43 police officials were placed
under suspension and dealt with disciplinary proceedings for
their alleged involvement in crime cases.

PTI