Monday, 11 July 2011

Crime branch arrests Corporator’s brother

Police on Monday said although there had been an increase in the number of crime cases in the city last year, the detection rate also witnessed an uptrend.
"There was increase in crime with population going up and more and more people coming in the city but detection must also take place ", Sanjeev Dayal, Commissioner of Mumbai Police said addressing the annual press briefing.
In the crime chart released by the Mumbai police comparing the crime in the city between 2009 and 2010, dacoity cases have decreased in the city though serious crime like murder, attempt to murder, robbery, chain snatching, crime against women increased in 2010.
As against the 33,645 cases, under Indian Penal Code, registered in the city last year, the police detected 18,646 cases while in 2009 as against 30,987 cases registered only 17, 509 cases were detected.
There were 199 extortion cases last year against 198 in 2009. While 309 persons were arrested in 2009 for extortion, in 2010, the number stood at 313.
There were eight shoot outs by criminals, one up over 2009.
The city police booked 54 accused under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act last year as against 52 in 2009.
The city also saw slight increase in cases like rape of minors, molestation, dowry deaths, while there was a decline in dowry related suicides and harassment for dowry. 

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