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Crime rate declined 3.75 pc in first half of 2020 in Haryana: DGP

Chandigarh, Jul 9 (UNI) Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) Manoj Yadava on Thursday said the number of heinous crimes, including murder, attempt to murder, dacoity, robbery, kidnapping for ransom in Haryana, declined 3.75 per cent in the first half of 2020.
A total of 49,978 cases under IPC were reported between January and June 2020 as against 51928 cases during the corresponding period of 2019, he said, adding that as many as 84.63 per cent cases of murder, 100 per cent of culpable homicide, 91.75 per cent of attempt to murder, 97.66 per cent of hurt and 83.59 per cent of kidnapping/abduction were successfully worked out in first six months of 2020.
Mr Yadava said that in overall terms, the crime against persons went down by 4.06 per cent during this period. The number of murder cases between January and June went down to 488 as compared to 590 in 2019, a dip of 17.28 per cent. However, the cases of attempt to murder also went down just by 18 cases, from 467 to 449 during the same period.
Among more serious crimes, there was a massive fall of 957 cases (18.56 per cent) in cases of wrongful confinement of persons which went down from 5155 in 2019 to 4198 in 2020. Likewise, there was a drop of 23 cases in criminal trespass during the same period. The cases of kidnapping/abduction of boys and men went down to 88 cases in the first half of 2020 as compared to 350 cases in 2019, a dip of 25.14 per cent.
Similarly, as far as the crime against property concerned, there has been a 9.67 per cent fall in the number of burglary cases in January-June 2020 as only 3258 cases were registered as compared to 3607 cases in 2019. However, there is a drastic fall in the number of theft cases which reduced from 11794 to 8123, a sharp drop of 31.12 per cent.
The number of robbery cases also fell from 667 to 500. There were 1023 cases of snatching reported last year, but this year the count has stuck to 670. Cases of dacoity too have been in a relatively better situation as it had reduced by 10.66 per cent.
However, the section 188 of IPC, which deals with willful violation of lawful orders, has seen a sharp increase from 98 cases in 2019 to to 4189 cases in 2020.
The DGP said that enhanced patrolling and close monitoring have helped to bring down the crime rate.
Increased police presence and checking in connection with COVID-19 also contributed to the impressive fall in crime as criminals and habitual offenders were forced to stay at home during lockdown, he added.
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