"Goa being a tourist destination and due to the closure of dance bars in the neighboring state of Maharashtra, there is an influx of such elements in the state of Goa," the review released by Director General of Police (DGP) Bhimsain Bhassi Friday,Jan 15 said.
This issue was addressed in the human trafficking section.
"In the year 2008, the crime branch has arrested 10 accused and rescued 12 victim girls from their custody. In the year 2009, crime branch has arrested five accused and six victim girls were rescued," the booklet adds.
Besides this, the review says that the 9.59 per cent raise in the crime rate in Goa is due to the free crime registration policy adopted by the state police in 2009.
"A healthy increase in the registration of offences, particularly property crime, exhibits that policemen in Goa have started overcoming their inhibitions and are beginning to get out of the clutches of a deep rooted malaise of burking that afflicts police psyche," Bassi said in the foreword.