Demonetisation effect: Thieves have nothing to rob

Over the last week Bengaluru city has seen a sharp 70% decline in cash related crimes like robbery, dacoity and burglary

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Bengaluru has seen a steady decline in number of cash related crimes over the last week. The city police is viewing it as an effect of demonetisation.

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Over the last week Bengaluru city has seen a sharp 70% decline in cash related crimes like robbery, dacoity and burglary. "Before demonetisation, an average of 8-10 cases of robbery would be reported in the city but over the last week only 4 cases have been registered. Only 1 case of dacoity has been reported in the past week as against a weekly average of 3", said Sharath Chandra, Additional Commissioner of Police(Crime).

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The police department has acknowledged the steep fall in the number of cash related crimes within the city since demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.


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