Crime rate has declined this year: Delhi Police

Last Updated: Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 19:12

New Delhi: Crime in the capital has
recorded a dip in the first half of this year, Delhi Police
claimed on Saturday while announcing fresh initiatives like
introduction of emergency response vehicles, setting up model
police stations and commando training for constables.

According to Police Commissioner BK Gupta, heinous
crimes have recorded a 2.7 per cent decrease in the first six
months of the year compared to last year.

"The crime per lakh population has decreased from last
year`s rate of 313.6 to 311.23 this year," Gupta told
reporters here.

He said new emergency response vehicles have been
introduced in all the 155 police stations for duties like
swiftly response to distress calls and preserving scene of
crime.

"We have got these vehicles and each and every police
station will have one emergency response vehicle each," he
said.

On the setting up of model police stations, he said
one police station in each of the 11 police districts will be
declared model police stations within a month.

"These police stations will have improved
infrastructure for visitors and policemen. There will be
effective complaint redressal and feedback mechanism. The
model police stations are instructed to have time-bound
disposal of complaints," he said.

He said that selected commandos are also being
imparted advanced training in central paramilitary
organisations.

"Presently 6,209 constables are undergoing commando
training. Out of this, 600 trainees will be given advanced
training. NSG, CRPF, CISF and BSF will train them," he said.

On the crime front, Gupta said that 350 bad characters
were traced this year as against 50 last year while 358 new
history sheets were opened compared to 68 last year.

Externment proceedings were initiated against 703
people this year as against 231 last year. He also said there
was a 117 per cent increase in arresting proclaimed offenders
-- from 1,057 last year to 2011 this year.

"We have set a target of arresting 4,000 proclaimed
offenders this year," Gupta said.

Police also registered a three-time increase in
seizure of narcotics this year. While 106 cases were
registered and 148 people arrested last year, 440 cases were
registered and 511 people arrested this year.

Gupta said 473 cases under Arms Act were also
registered this year and 567 arrested.

The city police also claimed that there was an
increase in the number of recovery of stolen motor vehicles.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 19:12

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