New Delhi: Incidents of chain snatching and
robbery appear to be increasing in the National Capital Region
(NCR) this year with statistics showing a rise in the rate of
such crimes per month as compared to last year.
A total of 691 chain snatching cases were reported from
Delhi and its satellite townships of Gurgaon, Noida and
Ghaziabad this year till July 30, while a total of 1,062
similar incidents were reported in the whole of last year.
"While there were around 89 incidents of chain snatching
per month last year in the national capital and its three
satellite townships, the figure was 99 per month this year so
far," a senior police official said.
Similarly, 717 robberies were reported from the region
this year so far while a total of 1,114 cases were reported
last year. The incidents per month increased from 93 last year
to 103 this year.
This year, the national capital registered 525 chain
snatching cases till July 30 while 102 cases were reported
from Gurgaon. Last year, Delhi registered 740 chain snatching
cases while Gurgaon had 196.
Noida has shown a drastic decrease in the number of chain
snatching cases. Only three cases were reported this year so
far as against 61 registered for the whole of last year.
However, Ghaziabad is about to outpass last year`s figure
of 65 this year as it has already registered 61 such cases in
the first seven months of 2010.
Police officials in Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon claim
that all the cases are being registered and that no action had
to be taken against any police personnel for negligence in
registering FIRs in the last two years.
A senior Delhi Police official said they are taking
adequate steps for prompt and proper registration of FIR and
whenever any complaint regarding non-registration of case is
reported, action is taken against the concerned personnel.
Delhi Police had taken action against five policemen this
year for non-registration of FIRs while the figure for the
last year was four.