Over 4,100 people arrested in Delhi this year
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Last Updated: Monday, March 28, 2011, 00:28
  
New Delhi: Over 4,100 people were arrested in the national capital in the first two months of this year for their involvement in several cases even as the city reported a decline in heinous crimes.

According to Delhi Police statistics, a total of 4,188 persons were arrested this year till February 28 in heinous and non-heinous crimes.

During this period, 25 persons were convicted while 11 acquitted during the trial. "A total of 894 are facing trial while investigations are pending against 3,258 accused," a senior police official said.

According to statistics, a total of 330 heinous crimes were reported this year till March nine which is a 16.24 per cent decrease from the 394 reported during the same period last year.

The figures showed that murder cases has decreased to 87 from 96 last year though attempt to murder cases showed an increase of two to 56.

Incidents of robbery also showed a declining trend as it registered 113 this year as against 142 the previous year same period.

"One of the important decline was noted in rape cases where the numbers came down to 55 from 82. This year rape cases have come down by 32.93 per cent and molestation cases are down by 24.79 per cent," the official said.

Dacoity was down to seven from previous year's eight while kidnapping for ransom cases were two this year as against five last year. Snatching cases also came down to 197 from 240.

PTI


First Published: Monday, March 28, 2011, 00:28


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